Report: Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Paul Lambert in the frame as Sunderland prepare to step up new boss search

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Lambert is widely expected to leave Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer, which could be good news for Sunderland.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul LambertWolverhampton Wanderers manager Paul Lambert

Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Paul Lambert has emerged as a target for Sunderland, who will step up their search for a new manager next week, according to the Chronicle.

It is claimed the Mackems are ready to begin interviewing potential candidates, with Lambert and Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes in the frame.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnesAberdeen manager Derek McInnes

Despite Lambert's comments earlier this month, the 47-year-old is widely expected to leave Wolves this summer, following a disagreement with the club's owners Fosun over their transfer policy.

It has been suggested that Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes will again oversee the Molineux side's recruitment drive, despite experiencing mixed results last summer.

And Mendes client Nuno Espirito Santo is said to be in line to replace Lambert after leaving FC Porto this week.

FC Porto coach Nuno Espirito Santo before the matchFormer Porto head coach Nuno Espirito Santo

Sunderland's chief executive Martin Bain has called on Walter Smith, the former Rangers manager, to help him find David Moyes' successor, the Chronicle reports, and it is perhaps little surprise to see McInnes and Lambert - both fellow Scots - considered.

It is also claimed that Sunderland will make contact with former Leeds United boss Garry Monk, who resigned from his post on Thursday.

Leeds manager Gary Monk applauds the fans after the gameFormer Leeds United manager Gary Monk

McInnes, who will lead out Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final this weekend, is under contract at Pittodrie until 2019, which could make Lambert a favourable option if he is to leave Wolves.

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