Report: Bob Bradley contacts Sunderland to tell them he wants manager's job

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Sunderland are looking to appoint a new boss after the departure of Dick Advocaat.

According to a report in the Daily Star, Bob Bradley has contacted Sunderland to tell them that he wants the managerial post at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland are looking for a new man to take charge at the club, following the departure of Dick Advocaat earlier in the week.

So far their search has proved fruitless, with the Star suggesting that their preferred choices for the post, Sam Allardyce and Sean Dyche, are both likely to reject their approach. 

Bradley, however, is keen to move to the Premier League and he has reportedly been in contact with the Black Cats' hierarchy to let them know he wants the job.

Bradley is currently managing Stabæk in the Norwegian Tippeligaen, but he is most well known for his stint as manager of the USA national team.

The 57-year-old was in charge USA football for five years between 2006 to 2011, and he helped them qualify for the 2010 World Cup.

Bradley has no experience of managing in English football, but he apparently feels that he is ready for a job in the Premier League and would reportedly jump at the chance to manage Sunderland, should he be offered the job.

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