Sunderland have begun their search to find Jack Ross’ replacement, after the former St Mirren boss was dismissed earlier this week.
The Black Cats had got off to an inconsistent start to the season, with Ross leaving them sixth in the League One table ahead of the international break.
A recent report from TEAMtalk had revealed that Sunderland were targeting Coventry City boss Mark Robins, whilst also considering the likes of Daniel Stendel and Paul Cook for the vacancy.
But the Northern Echo have reported that former England manager Steve McClaren has made contact with the League One club, and has expressed his interest in taking charge at the Stadium of Light in the near future.
McClaren has been out of work since April, when he was sacked as QPR’s manager last season, and is seemingly keen to get back into work at the earliest of opportunities.
His rumoured interest had plenty of Sunderland fans talking on social media.
See the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
I’ve also contacted SAFC and actually think I have more chance than him.
— Brett (@Mk_mackem) October 10, 2019
— David Keeler (@Squealer66) October 10, 2019
No no no did I say no
— alan marsh (@alanj123455) October 10, 2019
Hope they told him to jog on. He is not wanted at our club
— Mike Taylor (@MikeyTaylor83) October 10, 2019
He’s still deluded as ever then no chance Steve . No Thankyou !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Tim (@safctim) October 10, 2019
Hope they put the phone straight down
— Mark (@migtig83) October 10, 2019
If we get the Wally with the Brolly I’m cutting my season card up.
— Bill (@bill_hadd50) October 10, 2019
Be the worst thing safc could do
— Rich29 (@RichSAFC29) October 10, 2019
PLEASE GOD NO
— Arron (@arrontcfs) October 10, 2019
I know we have had some rubbish, but he is the worst manager I have ever seen.
— martin dunn (@jamesrockuk) October 10, 2019
I will never go to another Sunderland AFC game ever, if Steve McClaren is appointed the new Sunderland manager , he is an inept fool , come back Jack Ross 😂😂#Safc
— The Baz. (@paulbasnett10) October 10, 2019
Absolutely no. No. NO. Not a chance.
— Paul (@Paul52711546) October 10, 2019