Sunderland will be on the hunt for a new manager with Dick Advocaat not taking up the chance to stay at the club.
The Dutchman did exactly what he was drafted in to achieve and the Black Cats will now start their search for a new manager.
Sam Allardyce has been installed as the early favourite, with odds of 14/5. Allardyce will certainly be looking to make a point after West Ham decided not to renew his contract despite a good position for the East London club.
The odds have drifted slightly for the second favourite to the position, Paul Clement at 3/1, who could be tempted into the job after his superior, Carlo Ancelotti, was sacked by Real Madrid.
Steve McClaren is a longer option at 34/5 but someone who has the experience to stabilise and consolidate Sunderland as a Premier League club after he was let go from his position at Derby.
Sunderland need to get the appointment right because it’s one, which will have a big impact on the team’s Premier League future as they look to avoid a repeat of last season.