Millwall enter the race for Sunderland managerial target Gareth Ainsworth

Sunderland could face competition for Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth - according to reports.

Friday, 11th October 2019, 14:36 pm
Gareth Ainsworth is wanted by Sunderland and Millwall

Sky Sports News claim that Championship side Millwall, who saw their boss Neil Harris depart earlier this week, are eyeing Ainsworth as a potential replacement.

Millwall are also looking at Gary Rowett – who has indicated he is not interested in the Stadium of Light vacancy – and club legend Tim Cahill.

The Black Cats were granted permission to speak to the 46-year-old earlier this week, with the Chairboys reluctant to stand in Ainsworth's way should he wish to depart.

Stewart Donald is keen to talk to a number of potential managerial candidates, with Wigan Athletic’s Paul Cook and the unattached duo of Daniel Stendel and Phil Parkinson believes to be under consideration.

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Mark Robins, however, has knocked-back interest from the Black Cats in order to sign an extended contract with Coventry City.