Why ex-Sunderland boss Jack Ross is set to snub Hearts amid Hibernian interest

Former Sunderland boss Jack Ross has opened talks with Hibernian over a return to management - according to reports.

Friday, 8th November 2019, 7:16 am
Updated Friday, 8th November 2019, 7:17 am
Ex-Sunderland boss Jack Ross looks set for a return to management

Ross, who has been out of work since leaving the Stadium of Light in October, has emerged as the early front-runner for the vacancy at Easter Road.

And the Scottish Sun now claim that the 43-year-old has held early discussions with the club’s hierarchy – including chief executive Leeann Dempster and sporting director Graeme Mathie – over a possible move to the SPFL.

However, Hibs are also believed to be considering former Luton Town boss Nathan Jones after he was dismissed by Stoke City.

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Ross, though, remains the favourite for the role and is believed to be keen on a move to Hibernian.

The ex-Sunderland chief was also linked with a move to Hearts, but reports claim he would snub interest from the Jam Tarts as Hibs is his preferred destination.