Don Hutchison has suggested that Sunderland should go for Peter Reid, following the dismissal of Simon Grayson yesterday.
Grayson was let go almost immediately after Sunderland failed to beat Bolton Wanderers at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland could only manage to get a 3-3 draw with Bolton, which leaves them still looking for their first home win of 2017.
Sunderland’s board decided that Grayson no longer deserved any more time to find the winning formula.
And Hutchison has urged the Wearsiders to appoint Reid again, following Grayson’s dismissal.
Get @reid6peter into Sunderland. He will restore some pride and passion into the club!! Even if it’s short term!!!!!— Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) October 31, 2017
Reid’s first spell in charge of Sunderland lasted for seven years between 1995 and 2002.
The 61-year-old has arguably had the most success of any Sunderland manager in recent times, and regularly had them competing for a European place.
Reid has not managed since 2014, when he parted company with Indian club Mumbai City.