Phil Parkinson or Gareth Ainsworth? Assessing the key areas Stewart Donald is considering in Sunderland’s manager hunt
Phil Parkinson and Gareth Ainsworth are believed to be the final two managers on Sunderland’s shortlist - having satisfied a number of owner Stewart Donald’s key requirements.
With Donald, Richard Hill and Tony Coton nearing an appointment, we’ve taken a look at the records and careers of both Parkinson and Ainsworth to see which would be a better fit at the Stadium of Light – and who ticks the most boxes. Scroll down and click through the pages to see how the pair stack-up when it comes to their managerial careers: