After an extremely poor first half to the Championship campaign, Gary Rowett was sacked as Stoke City manager yesterday.
The bet365 Stadium hierarchy are now looking for a successor to the 44-year-old with Sam Allardyce just one name currently being linked with the job.
According to the Daily Mirror, alongside David Moyes, Allardyce is in the running for the seat in the bet365 stadium dugout with Stoke having already made contact with the former England and Everton boss.
From a Stoke supporter’s perspective, Allardyce may not be the dream candidate for the job following Mark Hughes’ final season at the club and years of Tony Pulis at the helm — periods where the football on show was far from entertaining.
That being said, when it comes to gaining promotion and securing safety in English football’s top flight, Allardyce has a strong CV, making him an ideal appointment as far as Stoke’s promotion hopes go.
Albeit they sit 14th in the Championship, only eight points separate Stoke and Derby County who currently occupy the final play-off spot. And with the squad they have with so many games left to play, under a manager like Allardyce, there is no reason why the Potters cannot climb up the table.
If Stoke want to have a chance of returning to the Premier League at the first time of asking unlike the likes of Aston Villa and Middlesbrough, then Allardyce might just be their best bet.
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