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Allardyce slams Sunderland switch talk

Sam Allardyce

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has rubbished rumours that he is moving to Sunderland, with his future at Upton Park being in doubt and the Black Cats reportedly keen to make a move.

But the former Newcastle United boss has dismissed talks of a switch to the Stadium of Light, and said: “There is only one thing that needs to be sorted out here and that is me sitting down with the owners when they are ready to talk about me being at West Ham and nowhere else.

“Until that is resolved we won’t know which way we are both going forward. That is the only thing that is to be sorted, to sit down and sort it out.”

Allardyce is not letting the stress get to him, despite the uncertainty surrounding his job has the Hammers’ head coach.

He added: “I made the decision to look after myself in general in 2009 after my stent [used to treat weak blood vessels around the heart].

“I think after my stent the first thing I said to the specialist is ‘is it time for me to pack this job in?’ he said no, but it is time to make sure you do not stress yourself out as much as you do.

“I see you jumping up and down on the touchline like a lunatic – stop that.

“Control yourself and you won’t have a problem.”

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