Report gives indication over time frame before Sunderland announce their new manager

Sunderland are biding their time before deciding on who to appoint as their next manager.

According to the Shields Gazette, Sunderland are in no rush to appoint a new manager, with Ellis Short keen to assess all of his options.

The Black Cats are looking for a manager to take charge at the Stadium of Light following Dick Advocaat's resignation at the start of the week.

At the moment, Sam Allardyce, Sean Dyche and Nigel Pearson are reportedly - according to the Gazette - the three front-runners to get the job, but no appointment is imminent.

The Black Cats know the importance of getting their next manager call correct, and Short does not want to rush into a final decision.

Sunderland are battling against relegation once again this season, and if they get their next managerial appointment wrong, it could spell disaster. 

The North East club are already five points adrift of safety, meaning that whoever takes the job will need to spark an immediate improvement in Sunderland's results.

Sunderland's next match comes against West Bromwich Albion in two weeks' time, but it seems that caretaker manager Robbie Stockdale could still be in charge for that game. 

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