May 23, 2024

According to journalist Alan Nixon, former Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom may consider taking on the Sunderland job under certain conditions, should the opportunity arise, replacing Mike Dodds.

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Sunderland has been without a permanent manager since the dismissal of Michael Beale last month, with Dodds serving as interim manager until the summer.

While the search for a permanent manager continues, Heckingbottom’s name has surfaced. The 46-year-old has been without a job since being sacked by Sheffield United in December due to poor performance in the Premier League.

Given Sunderland’s focus on young players, some believe not all managers would be interested in the position. However, Heckingbottom is reportedly one who could find the role appealing.

Although Heckingbottom would require convincing about the project, he might be receptive to taking charge at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland’s chances of making the Championship playoffs this season seem slim, raising questions about whether Dodds will remain in charge for the remainder of the campaign.

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