Sunderland manager latest: Odds plummet on Sam Allardyce taking job

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The odds on Sam Allardyce becoming the new Sunderland manager have plummetted after a series of wagers.

Allardyce is the favourite to replace Dick Advocaat as head coach at the Stadium of Light.

The former West Ham boss – who played for Sunderland in the 1980s – is without a club and is the clear frontrunner for the post.

Bet365’s Steve Freeth said: “Punters have only been interested in backing Allardyce on Thursday with his odds plummeting from 7/4 into 1/5 in the space of a few hours.”

Latest odds (courtesy of bet365): Allardyce 1/5; Nigel Pearson 12/1; Bradley 20/1; Dyche 25/1; Moyes 25/1; Rodgers 33/1; Lennon 33/1; Hasselbaink 33/1.