Breaking: Sunderland ‘close’ to Sam Allardyce appointment

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Sam Allardyce is close to being appointed as Sunderland’s next boss, according to a report.

Allardyce’s representatives and the club have been in talks over the past 48 hours.

And The Sun claim the two parties are close to a deal which would see Allardyce take charge at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland owner Ellis Short is desperate to persuade the 60-year-old to succeed Dick Advocaat at the club, which is 19th in the Premier League.

Allardyce – who left West Ham United at the end of last season – is in Spain.

And the former Newcastle United manager is reportedly ready to return to England to take up the reins on Wearside.

Allardyce had spells at Sunderland as a player and coach earlier in his career.