A former favourite makes it abundantly clear that he would love to come back to the Stadium of Light!
Former Sunderland boss Peter Reid has admitted he would be interested in a return to the Stadium of Light as successor to Roy Keane.
Reid was in charge of the Black Cats between 1995 and 2002 and is currently coach of the Thailand national team.
He told the Daily Mail: “I would be interested. It’s fantastic in Thailand and the experience has improved me but everyone aspires to work in England.
“It’s the place to be. The players here dream about it.”
And Reid also revealed: “There is a clause in my contract that allows me to speak to English clubs if they show interest, so that would be up to chairman Niall Quinn.
“I do know Niall well. We speak occasionally and he invited me to their first home game of the season against Liverpool. He’s a man of stature, he’s got good business sense and he’s a chairman who has seen all sides – as player and manager as well.
“He has also shown he will back his managers. I know from my time as manager there that there are great expectations but £80m spent on players in two years shows you they are committed to achieving those expectations.
“I had two seventh-place finishes, which I think were the best since the war, before coming fourth from bottom. My being linked with the job may not please all the fans but I left the club in a better state than when I arrived and I’d be confident of success again.” (BBC Sport)
So there you have it, surely good news for Black Cats fans. Peter Reid as a success in his previous stint at the club and would surely be a good bet to help the club steer its way out of trouble this season. Clearly these quotes display that their former boss would love to make a return and he has the kind of determination and belief that a club at the wrong end of the table could benefit from. Would Sunderland fans welcome such an appointment or are there bigger names in the hunt they would prefer?