Sam Allardyce not in running for Huddersfield manager's job

Sam Allardyce's last job in the Premier League was at Everton

Sam Allardyce is not a contender for the vacant Huddersfield Town job, Sky Sports News understands.

Allardyce steered Sunderland and Crystal Palace away from relegation in unlikely circumstances in recent seasons, and was installed as the favourite to replace David Wagner at the John Smith's Stadium among bookmakers, with certain odds placing him as short as 2/1.

Wagner left the club on Monday with Huddersfield eight points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League.

The German arrived at Huddersfield in November 2015 with the West Yorkshire club struggling in the Sky Bet Championship, before stabilising their position and securing promotion the following season.

The Terriers then defied the odds to secure top-flight survival.

But a run of nine Premier League games without a win leaves Huddersfield with just 11 points from 22 games.

Former Huddersfield captain Mark Hudson, who served as U23s coach under Wagner, will take charge of Huddersfield for their next game, against Premier League champions Manchester City.