Allardyce in talks over England manager’s job
Sunderland have given the Football Association (FA) permission to speak to their manager Sam Allardyce about the position of England boss.
But the Premier League club say they want Allardyce to stay, insisting he is “very much key to our plans”.
Sunderland claim speculation about Allardyce has been “extremely damaging” and have urged the FA to “bring about a swift resolution to the matter”.
England are searching for a new boss after Roy Hodgson quit on 28 June.