According to The Telegraph, Sunderland are set to part company with manager Gus Poyet in the coming days after a terrible loss to Aston Villa.
With no win in six and just one win in the last ten, Poyet is under pressure - and even more so after Saturday's defeat to Villa.
Tim Sherwood's men have struggled for goals this season, but they ran through the Sunderland defence at will on Saturday afternoon, hitting four goals in the first half to secure a valuable 4-0 win.
Villa have now moved above Sunderland in the Premier League table, and with the Black Cats lying just one point above the drop zone, it seems that Poyet's time in charge at the Stadium of Light could be coming to an end.
The Telegraph report that, after a mass exodus at half time on Saturday, the Sunderland board have decided to sack Poyet this week - and have already made a list of possible replacements.
They suggest that former England and Tottenham boss Glenn Hoddle is in the running to replace Poyet in the Sunderland hot seat - despite not having managed a club since leaving Wolverhampton Wanderers in the summer of 2006.
The Telegraph also suggest that former Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert could be in the frame having left Villa Park last month, but neither candidate will get the pulses racing for Sunderland fans, who are now fearing for their Premier League safety after just four wins all season.