X-Factor star Wagner sings plea to Sam Allardyce to remain as Sunderland manager

Sam Allardyce has had a lot of backing to be named the next England boss - with many pundits convinced he is the right man to replace Roy Hodgson.

Tuesday, 19th July 2016, 8:34 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th July 2016, 9:44 pm
Sam Allardyce

Sunderland fans are keen for him to stay on Wearside though and they have gained the surprise support of X-Factor star Wagner - who has pleaded with Big Sam to stay in a bizarre new video.

It may seem an odd choice to try and convince the 61-year-old to remain at the Stadium of Light.

Sam Allardyce

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But Brazilian-born Wagner regularly posts videos of himself signing recorded messages based on requests and Sunderland-based Facebook group Love Sunderland approached Wagner to record the video.

The song - which you can listen to in the video above - includes the lyrics: “Sam I love you, please don’t go”.

The X-Factor star launches into the song by saying "Sam, I have a message for you from Love Sunderland and all the SAFC fans around the world."

Will it have much of a sway on Big Sam's decision?

Sam Allardyce

Unlikely but stranger things have happened.

One thing's for sure, Allardyce certainly has the X-Factor.