Sunderland manager: Derby coach Kevin Phillips new favourite to be Black Cats boss

Sunderland legend Kevin Phillips is the new favourite to become the club's new manager after a flurry of bets were placed on him overnight.

Friday, 9th June 2017, 8:08 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 2:46 pm
Kevin Phillips
Kevin Phillips

The former striker has seen his odds slashed to now lead the betting.

He is 6/4 with SkyBet and evens with Ladbrokes to be David Moyes' successor, while he was priced at 25/1 last night.

The 43-year-old is coach at Derby County and had been tipped early in the running after Moyes resigned more than three weeks ago.

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Phillips is known to be keen to get into management and while he doesn't have the experience of other candidates, he would be a name a lot of fans would welcome.

Super Kev enjoyed a goal-laden time on Wearside, scoring 130 goals in 235 appearances for the Wearsiders, during which time he also won the European Golden Shoe in the 1999/2000 season.

Derek McInnes, Simon Grayson and Garry Monk remain among the favourites with the bookmakers.