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Sunderland linked manager addresses rumours with personal update

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Sunderland look set to have no manager in charge this weekend despite Simon Grayson being sacked a good time ago now.

Indeed, the sacking of Grayson certainly seemed a knee-jerk thing with him gone minutes after the 3-3 draw with Bolton and it is clear no contingency plan was in place.

We shouldn’t be shocked, of course, as the fans will tell you the club hasn’t been run very well for a while and now we’re all waiting to see who the new man is going to be.

Indeed, one man who seems to be still in the dark – despite being linked with the job – is Peter Reid, who Sunderland fans will of course be familiar with.

In an interview with Tribal Football, though, Reid has revealed that he has not heard anything about the role and that he is not thinking too much about it right now.

He said:

“Listen, you’re only interested if you’ve got offered it. I haven’t been offered it yet so it’s a waste of time talking about it.

“What I would say is it’s a fantastic football club who are going through difficult times, and the most important thing for them is to get a manager in quick and get them winning football matches because as big a club as Sunderland is, with great facilities and the Stadium of Light, they can still go down to League One, and for a club like Sunderland that would be an absolute disaster.”

Reid, then, looks set to go about his business until the phone rings.

It’s anyone’s guess if they will contact him though with a shortlist of names longer than your arm and no real inclination as to actually wants the job.

The Verdict

I can’t see Reid getting offered the job personally.

He did a fine job with the club and is well-respected but he has been out of high-level management for a while with his last job three years ago out in India.

Thoughts, Sunderland fans? Let us know below!


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