Revealed: the favourites to replace Simon Grayson as Sunderland manager

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A host of Sunderland legends are among the early frontrunners to replace Simon Grayson as Sunderland manager - with Kevin Phillips the favourite.

Grayson was sacked as Black Cats boss last night just 16 minutes after the 3-3 draw with Bolton Wanderers.

Kevin Phillips

Kevin Phillips

The result left Sunderland with just one league win from their first 15 games and rooted in the bottom three of the Championship.

Phillips, who was linked with the job in the summer, is the early favourite while ex-skipper Kevin Ball and former boss Peter Reid are also among the bookies' picks.

Here's a list of the favourites with Sky Bet:

Phillips 4/1; Reid 6/1; Karanka 7/1; O'Shea 8/1; Ball 8/1; Keane 12/1; Moyes 12/1; Allardyce 12/1; Heckingbottom 16/1; Lambert 16/1; McCarthy 16/1; McCoist 20/1; McLeish 20/1; Bould 20/1.