Steve McClaren 'makes contact' with Sunderland over vacant job

Steve McClaren is interested into the vacant Sunderland job, according to a report.

Steve McClaren.
Steve McClaren.

The former Newcastle United and Middlesbrough manager has been out of work since being sacked by Queens Park Rangers in April.

Sunderland are looking to recruit a successor to Jack Ross, who was sacked by the League One this week.

McClaren had a disastrous nine-month spell at St James’s Park in 2015-16.

And the 58-year-old has reportedly “been in touch” with Sunderland over the vacancy.