Barnsley and Northern Ireland bosses are joined by Rangers legend on Sunderland's three-man shortlist for their vacant manager's job.
Sunderland are currently sat at the bottom of the Championship table.
Sunderland are reportedly moving for Barnsley's Paul Heckingbottom rather than Ally McCoist.
All three candidates have either managed or played for Sunderland before.
Sunderland are still looking for a replacement for Simon Grayson, and have only just started interviewing candidates.
Sunderland were previously only said to be considering Aitor Karanka and Paul Heckingbottom.
Aitor Karanka is reportedly unsure regarding whether he wants to take the Sunderland job.
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