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Derby County man emerges as favourite for Sunderland job

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Kevin Phillips is the new favourite to replace David Moyes at Sunderland, with odds on SkyBet falling dramatically overnight for the former striker to take the job at the Stadium of Light.

Having been priced at 25/1 late last night, Phillips’ odds have been reduced to 6/4, which mean he is now favourite, ahead of a number of names who have been linked with the vacancy.

Phillips played for Sunderland between 1997 and 2003, establishing himself as one of England’s top strikers during that period, which included a prolific 1999/2000 season, where he scored 30 goals.

The 43-year old has never managed a club before, but has coached at Leicester City, and is currently a coach at Sunderland’s Sky Bet Championship rivals, Derby County.

The former England striker is keen to go into management, and could be presented an opportunity by Sunderland, who are looking for Moyes’ replacement ahead of their return to the Championship.

Moyes left the Stadium of Light following Sunderland’s relegation from the Premier League last month, and Derek McInnes, Simon Grayson and Garry Monk are among the names linked to replace the Scot.

However, latest movement in the betting market indicates Phillips could be given his first opportunity in management, at the club where he made a name for himself as a player.

Sunderland fans… Would you be happy with Phillips’ appointment? Let us know your thoughts!


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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