Next Sunderland Manager – Derek McInnes leads the way at 7/4
Sunderland will be desperate to find a way back into the Premier League but first they need a new manager. Will Derek McInnes be that man?
June 12th, 2017
It was no surprise to see David Moyes quit as manager of Sunderland at the end of last season following what was a disastrous campaign. The 54-year-old was appointed as Black Cats boss following Sam Allardyce’s departure during summer 2016 and supporters were hopeful that the former Man Utd gaffer would keep the side clear of the relegation zone throughout the upcoming campaign.
This wasn’t to be and with Sunderland now in the Championship and Moyes now gone, the club are searching for someone new at the helm, someone who might be able to steer the side back into the top-flight at the first time of asking. The general consensus is that Sunderland will look north of the border and in particular to Aberdeen where current Dons boss Derek McInnes remains a clear target for the Wearside club with the bookies going 7/4 that he ends up at the Stadium of Light at the start of next season.
McInnes has made it clear that he would relish a move to the Premier League although the self-imposed financial restrictions at the Stadium of Light are a concern for a man who steered Aberdeen to two cup finals last season and a runners-up position in the Scottish Premiership. Nevertheless sources close to McInnes state that he would be more than willing to hold talks with the Black Cats.
Next in the betting at 2/1 with Bet365 is Derby coach Kevin Phillips. Following reports that Phillips would be interested in taking over in the vacant post, the odds on him joining Sunderland as manager dropped from 25/1 although while the former Sunderland striker would prove a popular choice amongst fans, does he really have what it takes to lift the side back into the Premier League?
Next Sunderland manager – Best odds
Derek McInnes – 7/4
Kevin Phillips – 2/1
Simon Grayson – 12/1
Nigel Pearson – 14/1