Simon Grayson has worked with Steve Thompson twice previously, and he is now considering trying to bring him to Sunderland.
It is a year since Leeds sent fans into disarray once again.
The two came to the fore under Neil Redfearn and Steve Thompson.
The former Neil Redfearn assistant was relieved of his duties last April.
He would have a task convincing his old friend to leave Preston North End.
The former assistant to Neil Redfearn was not impressed with the state of Leeds upon his arrival.
Leeds controversially suspended Thompson in April.
Former Leeds United assistant Steve Thompson has commented on his mentality ahead of the new season.
Former Leeds assistant manager Steve Thompson says the club could be one of the best in Britain.
Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi has given his thoughts on the supension of assistant boss Steve Thompson last season.