RECAP Sunderland manager hunt - Black Cats look to appoint new boss, ex-Juventus and Uruguay defender linked with job

Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain.

Sunderland's hunt for a new manager is set to step up with Paul Heckingbottom among the leading contenders for the job.

There has been no contact with out of work Aitor Karanka yet but he remains a firm option for the Black Cats. Click refresh and scroll down for the latest on the search for a new manager via our live rolling SAFC blog.

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