Tim Sherwood responds when asked whether he'd be interested in Sunderland job

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood

Sunderland could be looking for a new manager if Sam Allardyce takes the England job.

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood

Tim Sherwood has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast that he would be interested in taking the Sunderland job, if Sam Allardyce is appointed as England manager.

Allardyce looks to be the FA’s first choice to take over the England national team, and he could be placed in charge before the end of the week.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce

If Sunderland do have a vacancy, there is likely to be a wealth of candidates who would be willing to takeover.

And former Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood has thrown his name into the hat of potential replacements.

“Absolutely,” Sherwood said, when asked whether he would like to take over at Sunderland.

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood during the game

“You never know until you get in. You have to wait until you get in there. But, yes, I want to get back into work, but only with the right opportunity.”

Sherwood has been out of work since he was sacked by Aston Villa in the early part of last season.

Sherwood left Villa in a relegation battle that they, ultimately, were not able to recover from.

Sherwood has not been linked to the Sunderland job yet - with David Moyes and Sean Dyche currently the two front runners, if Allardyce does leave.

David Moyes and Uwe Rosler watch from the stands

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