Football By Joe Crilly

Midlands Based Gamble On Big Sam To Take Sunderland Reins

William Hill have once again cut the odds on Sam Allardyce becoming the next Sunderland manager after a number of large bets from the Midlands – the biggest of which was £500 at 13/8.


He is now the clear 5/4 favourite ahead of Bob Bradley at 11/4 and Nigel Pearson at 7/2.


“After an overnight gamble saw Bob Bradley move into contention, it is now Big Sam who leads the race again,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


Next permanent Sunderland manager: 5/4 Sam Allardyce; 11/4 Bob Bradley; 7/2 Nigel Pearson; 14/1 Robbie Stockdale; 16/1 Sean Dyche; 20/1 BAR