Big Sam could stay on at Sunderland even if club is relegated

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Sunderland currently sit in the bottom three of the Premier League, two points from safety and in the thick of the relegation battle.

However, should the Black Cats go down, manager Sam Allardyce will stay with the club.

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A recent report from The Telegraph claims that Big Sam will stay at the Stadium of Light even if he is managing Championship football next season.

Allardyce took charge of the club in October and has been unable to guide the team out of the relegation zone.

At 61-years-old, Big Sam has been in management for nearly 30 years, and some believed he could step away from the game should Sunderland go down. However, he looks set to stay on even though he has never seen been relegated from the Premier League before.

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The report also states that every single one of Sunderland’s first-team players have relegation clauses that would cut their wages in half should to team fall to the Championship, which would help the club cope with the financial differences between the leagues.

Sunderland has a difficult run of fixtures to close out the year, with matches against Leicester, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Stoke. However, if the teams around the Black Cats continue to stumble, Big Sam could just have enough to stay up.