The former West Bromwich Albion and current Wigan Athletic bosses could be in with a shout of the Ipswich Town position.
The Wigan Athletic manager spent five years of his playing career at West Bromwich Albion's local rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Nottingham Forest are reportedly considering offering Wigan Athletic boss Paul Cook the chance to prove himself in the Championship.
Paul Cook has worked wonders at Portsmouth, Chesterfield and Wigan Athletic and has reportedly caught the eye of Championship giants Nottingham Forest.
Lee Evans' Wolves career looked in jeapordy when he was loaned to Wigan in the summer - especially with Wolves possessing the money to buy real quality.
Wigan Athletic boss Paul Cook and Aitor Karanka are both said to be interested in the Sunderland job.
HITC Sport understands Wigan are set to appoint the Portsmouth boss as their new manager.
HITC Sport understands that Portsmouth boss is in the frame for vacant Wigan manager's job.
Portsmouth have chosen Paul Cook as the successor to Andy Awford following an impressive two and a half years at Chesterfield.