So is it Reid or Big Sam for the Stadium of Light?

on December 8, 2008 by Administrator

Following on from the Roy Keane piece earlier. The next question is who will end up taking over the Stadium of Light. Well one of the early surprise names that has come up is former Mackem manager Peter Reid.

52 year-old Reid is currently in charge of Thailand and has a long-term plan to get the nation to their first World Cup in 2014. However just three months after penning a contract with the Thailand FA, Reid is touting himself for a return to the club where it could be argued that he had his greatest success, taking Sunderland to back-to-back seventh place finishes in the Premiership.

After Keane’s departure last week, Big Sam Allardyce was very quickly installed as favourite. Despite his short-lived Newcastle links he would fit in to the club seamlessly. He is known to do well on a budget and get the best out of players who many think are slightly awkward. He isn’t currently employed so there would be no big buy-out and he could start work quickly.

None of the other names the bookies have listed seem to be credible in any way. If there was a job that was just nailed on for someone then this is it and Big Sam is that man. Sunderland is a bigger club than Bolton and he would have more money, it would certainly be a step up for him and Newcastle isn’t that much bigger than Sunderland when all is said and done – are they?

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