According to The Sun, a Chinese consortium planning to buy Sunderland are looking to make a shock move to bring former manager and ex-England boss Sam Allardyce back to the club.
FA accused of ‘institutional failure’, refuses to disclose ‘extraordinary’ pay-off to Allardyce (thought to be £1m)https://t.co/uft5fYCRZE
— Dan Roan (@danroan) 18 October 2016
After taking over the side in October 2015, the 62-year-old managed to save the club from relegation last term, having got just three points from their opening eight games of the season prior to him taking over.
Despite this, Allardyce agreed on a two-year contract to become the England boss in July 2016. However, he lasted only one match and was shown the exit door after accusations of malpractice.
Current Sunderland manager David Moyes is yet to win a Premier League game in charge of the Black Cats since taking over in July but has recently received backing from chief executive Martin Bain.
The club is currently bottom of the Premier League with just two points from eight games.
In other news, Manchester United loanee Adnan Januzaj could be set for an early return against West Ham, according to The Daily Star.
The 21-year-old was ruled out for six weeks after hurting his ankle in their 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace at the end of September but has recovered two weeks ahead of time.
— Sunderland Echo (@SunderlandEcho) 13 October 2016
The Belgium will give Moyes’ side a much-needed boost as they search for their first Premier League win of the season.