Friday, 5 December 2008

Allardyce in for Sunderland

Sam Allardyce, a favourite among many Charlton fans to take over at The Valley,is tipped to take over at Sunderland: Allardyce

The second favourite is former Addicks supremo Alan Curbishley, but doubts have been expressed about whether he has the charisma to fill Roy Keane's boots, given that Keano had apparently lost the dressing room.

The notion of Allardyce coming to The Valley was always an unlikely one in the club's present financial situation given how much he would cost and the number of backroom staff he would bring with him.

Should the Parkinson/Kinsella combo look unlikely to keep Charlton in the Championship, then I would forecast that Boothroyd would be the most likely (which is not the same thing as the most favoured) candidate. The alternative would be to look lower down the leagues at talented managers like Darren Ferguson.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Whilst i accept the chance of getting Allardyce to The Valley is slim, for the reasons you mention. He remains my first choice.
I really don't see Aidy Boothroyd has anything worthwhile to offer us.
I can't see any value in looking down the leagues at people like D.Ferguson or Clough Jnr. They offer nothing better than Parkinson, who if he can get us a win at Blackpool tomorrow. May well nail down the job, if only until the season's end.
As for Roy Keane! I would see him as less likely than Allardyce, fortunately.
The man was a thug when he played. He was a quitter from the Irish team, because he didn't like Mick McCarthy (who does) And has quit again, no thanks!
I'm still not sure ol' Curbs' is out of the running either!