Next Sunderland manager odds
After giving the new manager of England national team at the end of the last season, Sunderland AFC has started to be managed by David Moyes, a name that after an 11 years period of managing Everton and 2 seasons of coaching Manchester United and Real Sociedad was regarded as being a good move for the team ownen by Ellis Short.
But after a pre-season period in which Sunderland hadn’t faced any defeat, the start of the Premier League 2016-17 season looks to be in a strong antithesis with the friendly matches as the team of Davis Moyes is yet to get a win after the first 8 stages of the championship, facing demoralizing losses against teams such as Middlesbrough and Stoke City. The only 2 points that ’’The Black Cats’’ earned so far came after two 1-1 results against Southampton and West Bromwich Albion.
The way that this team showed was enough for the UK bookmakers to start betting on who is going to be Sunderland’s next permanent manager. These speculations have been amplified by Moyes, who said after 6th match of the season that "It's been a tough period because I wanted to be successful. I knew it wasn't going to be all easy, that's for sure, but I did expect to find myself winning games. Now, though, we have to try and find a way to get out of it."
The leaving of Moyes became even more probable as he is now in the race of leading Scotland’s national team, being ranked in the top 3 by the bookmakers.
According to mirror.com.uk, Sam Allardyce has been offered the job at Sunderland - and the Black Cats' top brass are confident he will join them. Sporting director Lee Congerton has held discussions with Big Sam about taking the job until the end of the current season. They would happily give it to the 60-year-old on a longer basis, but Allardyce is currently considering taking it on short-term - with big bonuses and clauses written into the contract.
The name of Ryan Giggs is also being speculated. Micky Gray has told than Giggs would be the perfect fit as Sunderland manager. It leaves Giggs still searching for his next role, and Sunderland legend Gray believes he could emulate former United team-mate Roy Keane and be a big hit at the Stadium of Light. Former defender Gray said: “I go back to the years when Roy Keane came in and he was the man who took Sunderland to the Premier League and that was his first job – I think Ryan Giggs would have the same effect.’’
Some rumours announce Sean Dyche as one of the most probable replacement for David Moyes. Dyche is currently leading Burnley, a team which is back in the Premier League thanks to him, and it’s placed 14th after 8 matches.
If you want to bet, we strongly recommend the names that we already mentioned above, but also a hope can be given to names such as Nigel Pearson, Jürgen Klinsmann, Frank de Boer or even Steve McClaren.