Sunderland AFC news: Gus Poyet favourite for Swansea job, Everton man rejected Cats move

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Former Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is now the favourite with the bookmakers to be the new Swansea boss.

Poyet only took charge at Greek club AEK Athens a month ago, but he is in the frame to succeed the sacked Garry Monk at the Liberty Stadium.

The Uruguayan - dismissed by Sunderland in March - was in contention to take charge of the Swans in 2009 prior to the appointment of Paulo Sousa and is evens with some bookmakers to be appointed by the Welsh club.

Meanwhile, reports on Merseyside have claimed that Everton winger Aiden McGeady turned down a move to the Stadium of Light on transfer deadline day in September.

McGeady was linked with Sunderland during the summer, yet he was not thought to be one of the club's main targets.

But speculation has indicated that McGeady rejected deadline day offers from Norwich and Sunderland to stay at Goodison Park, with Everton still keen to offload the Ireland international.

Also making the news today, is an injury update on Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole, who misses tomorrow's visit of Watford with a back problem.

Sam Allardyce has insisted that Cattermole will not be rushed back after suffering a recurrence of the injury, to ensure the Teessider doesn't have to undergo surgery.