The managers who missed out on the Sunderland job - as Phil Parkinson takes the hotseat
Sunderland were linked with a host of managers before appointing Phil Parkinson – so who missed out on the job?
After Jack Ross’ dismissal, a host of names were rumoured to be interested in coming to the Stadium of Light, with experienced heads and up-and-coming managers alike reportedly eyeing the vacancy. And while Parkinson was ultimately the man chosen by Stewart Donald, who else was in the frame? Scroll down and click through the pages to see all the Sunderland-linked bosses who missed out on the job: