Black Cats’ hopes of securing former Chelsea boss dashed.
Sunderland’s hopes of securing the services of Roberto Di Matteo as their new manager look to be dashed as the Italian enters talks with Turkish giants Galatasaray, according to talkSPORT.
The Turks are keen to recruit a new boss following the sacking of Fatih Terim, and Di Matteo looks to be their top candidate for the position, despite also being linked with a move for former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini.
Sunderland parted company with Paolo Di Canio this week after a torrid start to the season, and had also hoped to land Di Matteo as a replacement at the Stadium of Light, though former Brighton manager Gus Poyet will now be the favourite for the position with the news that the former Chelsea manager is set for Turkey.
Di Matteo won the FA Cup and Champions League in his short time in charge of the Blues, and was seen by many as being unfairly sacked just a few months afterwards, and he now looks set to remain on Europe’s biggest stage with a chance to manage Galatasaray, instead of taking on the challenge of saving the Black Cats from relegation.
The Italian has also managed MK Dons and West Brom in his time in England.