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Published: 11:03 | 14/4/16

Mannone wants Allardyce to stay


Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone wants Sam Allardyce to remain as manager of the Black Cats even if the club drop down to the Championship.

The Black Cats are currently 18th in the Premier League table ahead of a pivotal trip to Norwich on Saturday where defeat would leave them seven points adrift of safety with five games left to play.

Allardyce has insisted he will not make a decision on his future until the end of the season, but Mannone believes he is the right man to lead the club and has urged him to remain in charge regardless of what happens.

"Obviously the manager needs to stay. If he's here and we do stay up, it's going to be a good base for this club to finally get what it's able to achieve," Mannone told the Journal.

"I've always said that this club has the potential to be a very good one. We have to start by being in a better part of the table, trying to achieve a higher position.

"But from there, you've seen what teams like Stoke and Swansea have done. They've done magnificently.

"Leicester are a great example and they've done it so quickly, but I think there's the base and the right man in charge to be in a better position."

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