Sam Allardyce is in line for a return to Sunderland

The former West Ham boss is ready to make a return to the club he played for with Dick Advocaat considering his future.
Advocate was talked out of retirement in the summer but a nightmare start to the season has had him considering whether he will go on.
Allardyce has been waiting for the right opportunity to return to football since he left Upton Park. We understand he would jump at the chance to move to the Stadium of Light.
Advocaat has been left frustrated by a lack of funds and may carry out his plan to retire rather than get involved in a relegation battle.
Allardyce was originally sounded out by Sunderland earlier this summer after he stood down as West Ham boss.
At the time he declined the approach and then the Wearsiders were delighted to persuade Advocaat to reverse his decision to retire. Allardyce has always had a passion for Sunderland even though he managed their nearest rivals Newcastle.
With the transfer deadline ten days away Advocaat admitted there needs to be changes ahead.
He said: : “We still have a week, but financial-wise, at the moment, we can’t compete.”
The 67-year-old, who had talks with owner Ellis Short last week added: “He said we have to invest to make the team better – that’s what we’ve tried to do.
“To be fair he never mentioned figures. He never said to me ten million pounds, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, like other teams are doing.
“He says we have four or five players. But I said we need quality players. You always get what you pay for.
“Manchester City get a central defender for £32million. Chelsea have one bad game and buy Pedro for £22million – and we have Duncan Watmore. That’s the difference.”

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