Sunderland Echo Column: Why Allardyce is exactly what Sunderland need this summer

Today’s column comes from Ed Syers.


OUR fans are always quick to throw names around when we’re looking for a new manager.


So far, I’ve heard suggestions ranging from David Moyes to Peter Reid, and a few calls to bring Kevin Ball back for a third spell. Yet, bizarrely, the idea of going with a “dinosaur” like Sam Allardyce is unthinkable to some.

I think it’s the long ball tactics, or maybe his brief and unsuccessful spell at Newcastle, making fans sceptical about appointing Big Sam in the summer.

But, for me, he is exactly the type of manager Sunderland need going into next season.


Maybe not want, but certainly need.


You can read the article here.