Crystal Palace and Sunderland close in on appointmentsby Jack Kitson / 14 June 2017, 16:28Tweet
Crystal Palace and Sunderland were both left managerless at the end of the season after the respective departures of Sam Allardyce and David Moyes.
Over at Palace Allardyce surprisingly left his post, and management for that matter, in May, stating that he had no intention of returning to the dugout with another club…for now anyway…
Since Big Sam’s Eagles exit a whole host of names have been thrust into the mix, but with former Alaves gaffer Mauricio Pellegrino hotly linked, it’s now the similarly named, but more high-profile, Manuel Pellegrini who has today (Wednesday) stormed into the frame after Sky Sports News reported that he had opened talks with Palace.
The former Man City boss, who hoisted the Premier League title in 2013/14, is currently over in China with Hebei China Fortune, but is reportedly desperate for a return to these shores.
Stay tuned on this one.
Meanwhile, Moyes decided to throw in the towel at relegated Sunderland, in a move that surprised very few.
Derek McInnes has featured predominantly in the Black Cats betting market since Moyes called it quits, and now it finally looks like he’s landed the job after Sunderland agreed compensation with Aberdeen.
In a statement revealing the new Sunderland refused to comment further, but now all signals point to an appointment within the next few days.