Sunderland are still searching for a replacement for Simon Grayson.
Sunderland parted company with Simon Grayson last month, following a draw with Bolton Wanderers, and they were expected to appoint a new permanent boss over the international break.
However, Sunderland are still searching for Grayson’s successor, and they have only just began the interview process.
The Black Cats are keen to discuss the job face-to-face with potential candidates, but they were determined not to rush into making a permanent appointment.
Sunderland’s board know how vital it will be that they get their next appointment correct.
Chief executive Martin Bain is eager to appoint a manager with experience, as he does not want a rookie boss in charge at the Stadium of Light.
At the moment Robbie Stockdale is in temporary charge at Sunderland, and could still be at the helm when the Black Cats take on Millwall in their next match.