When is an appointment likely? Who are Sunderland targeting? Key questions answered

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Simon Grayson was sacked a week ago and the search for his replacement continues.

Chief executive Martin Bain is leading the search for the new manager with Ally McCoist, Phil Neville and Aitor Karanka among the contenders for the post.

Sunderland owner Ellis Short.

Sunderland owner Ellis Short.

Sunderland writers Phil Smith and Richard Mennear sat down to discuss the latest developments and the Tees-Wear derby defeat to Middlesbrough.

The pair 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.

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