Former Sunderland striker Niall Quinn thinks the club’s next manager should be someone who shakes up proceedings and thinks both Bob Bradley and Sam Allardyce are worthy candidates, according to quotes published in the Chronicle.
Dick Advocaat’s departure on the weekend has seen plenty of names linked with the vacant Black Cats managerial role and Quinn singled out those two as managers that could make a difference.
“If it’s Bradley from America who hasn’t been in the Premier League before he might do things totally different that would get Sunderland going,” said the Irishman.
“Big Sam might be radical in as much that he’ll totally change the way things are going there. I think the same old, same old isn’t going to work and I think you need a manager to really change and revolutionise everything there.”
Bob Bradley – who has brought Norwegian side Stabaek to second in the league this season – would be a left-field appointment, given his limited experience of European football, but could provide the fresh approach Sunderland require.
The chairman of Stabaek spoke to talkSPORT earlier today, revealing Bradley was free to speak to other clubs and that they would not stand in his way if the interest from elsewhere was made formal.
Allardyce, on the other hand, would be a familiar figure with a track record of getting the best out of a limited bunch in the Premier League.
His no-nonsense back-to-basics approach could be exactly what’s required to get the misfiring Sunderland squad in order.