Cattermole wants Allardyce support

Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattemole has called on the club to support Sam Allardyce and put an end to the revolving door of management at the Stadium of Light.

Allardyce replaced Dick Advocaat at the struggling Black Cats earlier this month and becomes the club's sixth manager in four years following the reigns of Martin O’Neill, Paolo Di Canio, Gus Poyet and Advocaat.

Speaking ahead of the club's crucial Tyne-Wear derby at the weekend, of which Sunderland have lost the last four, Cattermole believes the time has come to fully back their new manager and stressed the need for stability.

"All the turnover's not good," Cattermole is quoted as saying by the Guardian.

"It's not what you want. You want to try and build something. That's how you create the trust you need, that's how you improve.

"Sam fills you with confidence, he's clearly a very good manager. Whether he gets time, whether he gets the players he wants, that's out of our hands. But we need stability and that comes from a manager being able to implement his philosophy."