Punters in the Transfer Tavern, no matter who they support, have been rocked by Sam Allardyce’s departure from the England manager’s role.
Truth be told, most of the drinkers propping up the bar don’t know whether to laugh or cry, though one section of supporters are toasting what they believe to be an inevitability.
Those hailing from Wearside are already begging Big Sam to return to Sunderland, who he kept up last season amid difficult circumstances.
The Black Cats have a tendency to start a campaign very badly, sack their manager towards the proverbial business end of the season, only to stave off relegation during the closing stages.
In fact, it’s exactly what happened last term, when the disgraced ex-Three Lions chief wrote himself into folklore at the Stadium of Light.
With David Moyes being just the latest to not win a game in August OR September, many Sunderland fans have been pleading Allardyce’s return already.
Here are EIGHT Sunderland fan reaction that prove they want Big Sam back.
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