Former Sunderland manager Peter Reid is believed to be keen to become the club’s next manager according to the Daily Star.

The 61-year-old is currently out of work and has been linked with the Sunderland vacancy after the club sacked former boss Simon Grayson last week following a poor run of results.

It has been reported that Reid has confirmed his keen interest in the vacant post at The Stadium of Light and while he has not managed in England for over six years, he does know Sunderland inside-out and holds the club very close to his heart.

Reid spent seven-and-a-half years on Wearside between 1995 and 2002 during which he was in charge of Sunderland in 353 matches in all competitions. The former Bolton Wanderers, Everton and Manchester City star won a hugely impressive 45.04% of those fixtures while he twice guided the club to promotion from the Sky Bet Championship.

Since leaving The Stadium of Light, Reid has struggled to reach the same heights when managing Leeds United, Coventry City and Plymouth Argyle while he has managed internationally with Thailand and had a stint as the boss of Indian Super League club Mumbai City.

Reid’s latest job saw him help out with coaching at Bolton Wanderers but the Merseyside born former FA Cup and First Division winner left The Trotters in summer 2016 and has been out of work since.

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