Sunderland recently showed the exit door to Tony Mowbray even though he had impressed during his time at the Stadium of Light. It looks like another former Celtic player could be in contention to replace him. But Michael Beale, who departed the Rangers just a couple of months back, seems to be a contender for the vacant post as well.
Sunderland are clearly looking to win back promotion to the Premier League. Mowbray guided them to the play-offs last season and they sit just three points away from the sixth spot at this moment. But that was not enough for the Championship side.
Scott Brown finds himself without a club at the moment, having been shown the exit by Fleetwood Town earlier in the season. And it looks like he has an eye on the Sunderland job.
As reported by the Daily Record, Sunderland have been made aware of Brown’s interest in discussing the post. He could join a list of early contenders which includes Beale.
Celtic legend and Beale in running for Sunderland job
To be very honest, it would be a surprise if Brown ended up becoming Sunderland manager anytime soon. The Championship club clearly have big targets and Broony has not proven himself as a top level manager yet.
Of course, his debut campaign with Fleetwood Town was impressive. The team improved in the League One standings and had their best ever FA Cup run under Brown's manager. But the club parted ways with him in September in the following season.
One also has to mention that Beale's managerial reputation must have been handed a blow due to his run at Ibrox. Not only did he leave QPR in the middle of the 2022/23 season to take the job but he also did not last a year in Glasgow.