Sunderland are considering Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom as a replacement for David Moyes, according to the Sunderland Echo.
Moyes left the Black Cats last Monday following a hugely disappointing season which saw them finish rock bottom of the Premier League and therefore relegated to the Championship.
Sunderland have wasted no time searching for a new man to take the reigns and as it stands, Aberdeen’s Derek McInnes remains the favourite to take over at the Stadium of Light.
It has also been reported that Burton boss Nigel Clough and Preston gaffer Simon Grayson have also been considered, but it appears a new man has emerged in the race in the shape of Paul Heckingbottom.
After his success as a caretaker manager at the end of the 2015/16 season where he guided Barnsley to promotion, he was then given the role of permanent manager and certainly didn’t disappoint as his side shocked many, spending a lot of time in the top half of the table.
In response to the rumours circulating about the Sunderland job Heckingbottom has said, “It would take something big to get me away from here. A lot of it is just speculation. I’m under contract here and the only way I could go would be if someone came in and gave the money to the club, just like a player.”
Barnsley fans… How much of a blow would you consider losing Heckingbottom as your manager?
Sunderland fans… Would you be happy with this appointment or is Derek McInnes a better option? Let us know what you think down below!