Report: Martin Bain wants manager with experience as next Sunderland boss

Simon Grayson, Manager of Sunderland looks on prior to the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Everton and Sunderland at Goodison Park on September 20, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Sunderland are still searching for a replacement for Simon Grayson.

Simon Grayson, Manager of Sunderland looks on prior to the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Everton and Sunderland at Goodison Park on September 20, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

According to a report in the Sunderland Echo, Sunderland are edging closer to making a managerial appointment, but they are in no rush.

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.

Simon Grayson manager of Sunderland looks on during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Bury and Sunderland at Gigg Lane on August 10, 2017 in Bury, England.

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.

General view inside the stadium prior the Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester City at Stadium of Light on March 5, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

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.

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