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Former Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has shared his thoughts on two key Sunderland manager candidates.

Poyet recently made headlines when he mentioned the Sunderland manager position.

He acknowledged his continuous friendship with Sunderland’s owners and did not rule out the possibility of returning to Wearside.

Poyet is currently unemployed after stepping down as manager of the Greek national team last month, nine years after leaving Sunderland.

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Poyet has also explored two Sunderland manager candidates, Paul Heckingbottom and Danny Rohl.

The pair appear to be among the front-runners right now.

Heckingbottom is also out of job after quitting Sheffield United earlier this season, and Rohl is still fighting for Championship survival with the Blades’ Steel City rivals Sheffield Wednesday.

Gus Poyet verdict on Sunderland targets Paul Heckingbottom and Danny Rohl

In another recent interview, Poyet shared his thoughts on Sunderland’s manager search.

When asked about Heckingbottom’s connection to the Stadium of Light, he stated:

“There is a wonderful crop of young talent [at Sunderland], so it’s crucial to know what you’re looking for and find a coach who shares your mentality.

“An experienced coach can work to guide the youngsters forward and it can work to get a coach who has secured promotion as they know how to get the job done.”

And on Rohl, Poyet stated:

“The club must consider its vision and proceed accordingly.

“If Danny [Rohl] shares that mentality, then he can strive to move them ahead. He is a good coach who faces a tough battle to keep Sheffield Wednesday in the league.”

Gus Poyet comments lean towards one candidate

Poyet’s comments on the goal and philosophy, as well as bringing in a manager who shares those values, are reasonable, if not groundbreaking.

Kyril Louis-Dreyfus and Kristjaan Speakman have a clear vision for the future, and they’ve attempted to employ managers who share that vision, with mixed results thus far.

Having a manager who can complement the squad’s youth appears to be crucial.

In addition, after Michael Beale’s brief spell, having a manager with greater Championship experience may be critical, as Poyet seemed to suggest.

That suggests that Heckingbottom is the most suitable candidate.

Rohl may be the more exciting and daring pick for Sunderland, but he will cost the club a compensation sum and may pose dangers due to his inexperience.

Heckingbottom, on the other hand, is out of work, tried and tested, and exudes a Tony Mowbray vibe.

Mowbray was not a popular manager at the time, but he went on to become one of Sunderland’s most beloved coaches of the modern era.

Sunderland return to Championship play against Millwall this weekend.

 

 

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