Sunderland are still looking for a replacement for Simon Grayson, and have only just started interviewing candidates.
Sunderland are still looking for a new manager to take over from Simon Grayson, with their search now going on for over a fortnight.
The Black Cats have been linked with a host of different options, with Reid and McCoist two of the names touted as potential candidates.
And Wilkins believes that if the pair teamed up at the Stadium of Light then it could be a great partnership.
“I’d love to see it happen,” Wilkins said. “Reid has great knowledge. It’s been really unfortunate that he’s not been in the job.”
Reid and McCoist certainly have in depth knowledge of Sunderland, having previously represented the club.
But the duo would have a tough job on their hands, if they were to take over at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland are currently sat at the bottom of the Championship table, with fears rising that back-to-back relegations could be in the cards.
Robbie Stockdale is currently in temporary charge of Sunderland, and could be at the helm when the Wearsiders take on Millwall this weekend, in their next match.