Steve McClaren has reportedly approached Sunderland about their vacant managerial position.
According to the Northern Echo, the 58-year-old has “been in touch” with Sunderland and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has made an approach too.
It is understood that owner Stewart Donald is currently weighing up potential options, with Wigan Athletic’s Paul Cook, Wycombe Wanderers’ Gareth Ainsworth and Coventry City’s Mark Robins potential candidates.
The report also explains that Nigel Clough and Nathan Jones are two others being discussed at the Stadium of Light.
The Black Cats are likely to have a new man appointed by the League One fixture at home to Tranmere Rovers on October 22.
Sunderland are on the search for a successor to Jack Ross and he leaves the team sat sixth in the League One table.
The speculation regarding the next Sunderlnad manager continues to find fresh updates and McClaren appears to be the latest individual to throw his name into the hat.
McClaren is currently out of a job right now since being sacked by QPR back in April and is looking for his route back in.
He’s an experienced boss that has managed England’s national side in the past plus the likes of Middlesbrough and FC Twente, but his career has gone downhill recently.
The Englishman had struggled to make an impact at his last three clubs in the shape of QPR, Derby County and Sunderland’s arch rivals Newcastle United.
There are a lot stronger options being mentioned as the next Sunderland boss and they would be wise to stay clear of Mcclaren despite his experience.