They've got 2 decent players and no money. Can't see them attracting anyone proven like Alardyce. There's no need for him to risk it with a job like that, one that offers little chance of actually improving the team, he can simply wait for something better to come up.
I see what you're saying, but for me Sunderland need something a little bit different this time around. They need an experienced Premier League manager who's been there and done it over a number of years.
Really can't see Allardyce taking it. It's not like WHU where they had a decent squad to get promoted with. Sunderland have a gash squad and need to cut costs so they can't exactly evolve the squad with great ease. Big Sam is best biding his time for another position to become available.
Their squad isn't that bad. They've got Defoe who scores goals, so that's a start. It's not like they're firing blanks. If Sam can make them a bit tighter at the back they'll survive and give him time to bring in his own players in January.