• Home
  • Next Sunderland manager: Who will replace David Moyes? All the information you need on next Sunderland manager odds

Next Sunderland manager: Who will replace David Moyes? All the information you need on next Sunderland manager odds

David Moyes, manager of Sunderland, gives a thumbs up to the club's fans after the final whistle of his first game in charge.

Next Sunderland manager odds - After their embarrassing relegation from the Premier League this season, Sunderland have parted company with manager David Moyes - but who will be tasked with leading the Black Cats back to the top tier?

Club Status

Sunderland had been a perpetual bottom half Premier League side for five seasons running finishing – on average – in 15th place throughout that time period. Last season however proved to be a step too far for the Wearsiders and they were relegated to the Championship as the bottom club in the top tier.

The Black Cats moved from their erstwhile Roker Park home to the Stadium of Light in 1997 and while the site switch bolstered their match-day capacity (it is the fourth largest club-level ground in England), Sunderland have yet to rise up the football pyramid and always seem to be either one of the strongest teams in the second tier, or one of the weakest in the first tier.

This summer's relegation, coupled with the promotion of arch-rivals Newcastle United, knocks them off the Tyne Wear perch too, although in the shape of fellow North East club Middlesbrough they will have a derby in the Championship this coming season, as the Boro were also demoted after last season's struggles.

In the 20 years since that short move to the Stadium of Light from Roker Park, the club have witnessed some of the hottest strikers in the country, with Kevin Phillips, Darren Bent and, most recently, Jermain Defoe, all doing the club proud. 

As a one-club city have a fiercely loyal fan-base and they often sell out their away allocation up and down the country, regardless of how the team are competing on the pitch. Although they will receive some parachute payments following relegation, there does seem to be some financial unrest at the Stadium of Light and there have been rumours that chairman Ellis Short will look to sell the club soon.

Under the right management, there is perhaps only one way the club can go – back up to the Premier League. But after David Moyes struggled to get the best out of this squad in the top tier, who might be able to get the club firing again in the Championship as they look to make a quick return to the top level at the first time of asking.

Sunderland's impressive Stadium of Light (Getty Images)

Next Sunderland Manager Odds

Simon Grayson looks all set to take over at Sunderland after a lengthy wait from supporters at the Stadium of Light with several managers seemingly coming close to taking the job before either disappearing off the radar or deciding to stay with their current club.

The Preston North End boss could be tempted by a move to the North East where he would be in charge of a more illustrious club and perhaps have money in the bank to spend following the £30m sale of goalkeeper Jordan Pickford earlier in the summer.

We have however seen Derek McInnes already reach shorter odds for this job than Grayson has only to change his mind and decide to stay with Aberdeen so until the deal is done, it is worth checking the other odds for potential future gaffers at the Stadium of Light.

Here are the current odds for David Moyes' replacement at the Stadium of Light from BetVictor. Which manager will be tasked with returning the Black Cats to the Premier League?

Next Sunderland manager odds

ManagerOdds from BetVictor
Derek McInnes1/2
Nigel Clough4/1
Simon Grayson8/1
Kevin Phillips14/1
Paul Lambert14/1
Garry Monk14/1
Roberto Martinez20/1
Aitor Karanka20/1
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink25/1
Billy Davies25/1
Chris Powell25/1
Martin Jol25/1
25/1 bar

Current Manager and Previous Manager

Previous manager - David Moyes

Following Sam Allardyce's decision to leave Sunderland for the England job in the summer of 2016, former  Everton, Manchester United and Real Sociedad manager David Moyes was chosen as his replacement but his fate seemed sealed from early on as he admitted in the early stages of the campaign that his side were already in a relegation battle.

Glaswegian coach Moyes began his career in football back in 1980 with Celtic, competing as a centre back. He went on to accumulate over 540 league appearances, winning a championship with Celtic, before playing for Cambridge United, Bristol City, Shrewsbury Town, Dunfermline Athletic, Hamilton Academical and Preston North End, a side where he finished his playing career but began his coaching career. 

The 53-year-old's greatest accomplishments are with Everton, a club he effectively rescued from relegation when he took over. Moyes went on to become an LMA Manager of the Year, nurtured youth talent like Wayne Rooney and Ross Barkley, while signing players like Tim Cahill, Mikel Arteta, Phil Neville, Steven Pienaar and Phil Jagielka.

Alas, the Scotsman was unable to reproduce similar results at Sunderland as a low playing budget was unable to help Moyes improve an already below-par squad and Jermain Defoe and Jordan Pickford aside, the Black Cats struggled in most areas of the pitch, particularly defensively where a lack of organisation left the young keeper exposed time and time again as the season went on.

Moyes decided to resign from his position at the club following their relegation - but the question now is who will Ellis Short and the board look to as a replacement? 

Main Coaching Staff

Main Coaching Staff

Paul BracewellAssistant Manager
Robbie StockdaleFirst Team Coach
Adrian TuckerGoalkeeping Coach
Adrian LambHead of Performance
Steven HoustonHead of Scouting

Owner and Manager Relationship

Speculation continues to be rife regarding Ellis Short and his possible desire to sell the club, which in some ways perhaps trumps any current management news. It is therefore not a question of the relationship between owner and manager, but rather owner and club. 

Short took little time in appointing Allardyce's successor in the shape of Moyes, but how long will he take to labour over the decision of Moyes' replacement knowing that there will likely be substantial boardroom changes within the next season or two?

Key Influences - Who helps decide on the manager's future?

The Owner and Club Chairman, Ellis Short, has a hands-off approach while Chief Executive Martin Bain takes control over the day-to-day running of the club, succeeding previous CEO Margaret Byrne. 

Moyes was Short’s eighth appointment at Sunderland and although Bain will have some clout, along with other board members, it will be Short who has the ultimate say on who succeeds the Scotsman this summer despite the apparent possible sale of the club.

Significant Previous Managers

Significant Previous Managers

Tom Watson1889-1896
Alex Mackie1899-1905
Bob Kyle1905-1928
Johnny Cochrane1928-1939
Bob Stokoe1972-1976

Club Honours

Club Honours

First Division / Premier League1891-1892, 1892-1893, 1894-1895, 1901-1902, 1912-1913, 1935-1936
FA Cup1936-1937, 1972-1973

Potential Future Sunderland Managers and next Sunderland Manager Betting Advice

This job is proving to be a particularly difficult one for manager after manager. The likes of Paolo Di Canio, Gus Poyet and Dick Advocaat have been unable to retain the position for more than a year during Short's tenure as manager and perhaps the instability surrounding the club right now will put some of the bigger names off the job.

Preston North End manager Simon Grayson appears to be on the brink of taking the job after the Lilywhites have given Sunderland permission to chat to him. The 47 year old has plenty of experience in the Championship and he's had to work with limited budgets in the past so could be seen as the ideal man for the Black Cats.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes, who has made the Dons one of the most fearsome sides north of the border, looked all set to take the job recently until there was a breakdown in talks and he decided to remain at Pittodrie Stadium, although there remains a chance that he'll change his mind before the season begins.

Elsewhere in the running according to the odds of Jens Keller, current boss of Union Berlin in the 2.Bundesliga. The German boss would be a left-field appointment, but he's been touted as a potential first-choice for a consortium that have been planning to bid for the club. Jurgen Klinsmann, formerly of the USA, is also considered to be in the running.

Kevin Phillips was a fan's favourite during his playing days at the Stadium of Light and he's been working as a coach with Leicester and Derby since his retirement. Although inexperienced, 'Super Kev' would no doubt be a popular choice with the fans but if the Black Cats were to move for Phillips, you'd imagine they'd have already done so by now.

Share this with your friends

Your comments:

Next Sunderland manager: Who will replace David Moyes? All the information you need on next Sunderland manager odds

Next Sunderland manager odds - After their embarrassing relegation from the Premier League this season, Sunderland have parted company with manager David Moyes - but who will be tasked with leading the Black Cats back to the top tier?

Read more »

You have unread messages

You have unread messages