Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce is keen on Leeds United scout Martyn Glover and wants him to join Sunderland to lead the scouting team, according to a report by The Sun.

Glover is currently a scout at Leeds United after signing a deal with the club in June 2015 but could leave the club to link up with Allardyce, who he has previously worked with at Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United, at Premier League side Sunderland.

Glover was Assistant Chief Scout at Blackburn for 11 years before being promoted to the role of Head of Player Recruitment shortly after the arrival of Allardyce in 2009.

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The scout then linked up with Allardyce again at West Ham United in 2011 however they both left the club in the summer.  Glover then starting working for Leeds United.

Sunderland are understood to be very keen on Glover as the Sunderland director of football, Lee Congerton, is currently working his notice.


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