What next for Sunderland? Who will Bain target to replace Grayson? When is a decision likely? Key questions answered

Sunderland AFC are once again looking for a new manager after sacking Simon Grayson.

Wednesday, 1st November 2017, 3:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 11:45 am
Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain.

But what next for the Black Cats? Where do they go from here? Who should CEO Martin Bain target?

Sunderland writers Phil Smith and Richard Mennear sat down to discuss all the fall out from the departure of Simon Grayson following the 3-3 draw with Bolton Wanderers.

Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain.

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They answered fan questions over on our SAFC Facebook page in our latest live video and you can watch the full discussion in the video above.

Like our Sunderland AFC Facebook page here:Robbie Stockdale and Billy McKinlay will take charge of Sunderland for the trip to Middlesbrough on Sunday lunchtime following the departure of Grayson.

Stockdale has been at the club since 2012 and has worked under a number of first team managers. McKinlay, former assistant to David Moyes at Real Sociedad, has had stints in charge of Watford and Norweigan side Stabaek.

Moyes brought him to Wearside last year in a scouting capacity, but an illness to Grayson's assistant Glynn Snodin saw him temporarily promoted to the first team coaching set-up.

Former Sunderland boss Simon Grayson.

The Black Cats are likely to make a permanent appointment during the international break, with Milwall the next visitors to the Stadium of Light on November 18th.

A club statement said a further announcement regarding the manager’s position will be made in due course.

Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain.
Former Sunderland boss Simon Grayson.