Just In: Sunderland confirms Sam Allardyce consideration for England manager job

Sam Allardyce is indeed in contact with the FA in regards to taking the vacant England manager position.

There have been recent speculations about Big Sam going into talks with the English FA to takeover from where Roy Hodgson left off but Sunderland – the English Premier League club he currently manages confirmed the speculations in an official statement on Wednesday morning.

Read below the statement

“The Football Association contacted Sunderland AFC to seek permission to speak with our manager as part of what was supposed to be a confidential discussion process with potential candidates for the position of England manager. At Sam Allardyce’s request, we agreed to this.

Sam is very much key to our plans. After what was an extremely challenging season, we are keen to see a period of stability, both on and off the field, and we want him to remain as manager of our football club.

The ongoing speculation over Sam’s position is extremely damaging to Sunderland AFC, particularly at this crucial time of the season and we urge the FA to respect the disruption that this process is causing and bring about a swift resolution to the matter.”


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