Derby coach Kevin Phillips among the former Sunderland players who could replace Simon Grayson as manager.
Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin is renowned for his speed over short distances.
The Liverpool captain wore the armband in England's 0-0 draw against Slovenia.
Rangers star Martyn Waghorn started his professional club football career at Sunderland.
As Kevin Ball takes caretaker charge once again this evening, why is a permanent appointment at the Stadium of Light taking so long?