According to a report in the Sunderland Echo, Derek McInnes could take over at the Stadium of Light in the near future.
Sunderland have been looking for a new manager since David Moyes’ departure last month, and it has taken them some time to come up with a replacement.
However, it seems that McInnes is now set to move from Aberdeen to take over on Wearside.
And one of the Scot’s first tasks at Sunderland will be to find a new number one stopper.
Sunderland are set to part company with Jordan Pickford, who has agreed to move to Everton.
And that could open to door for Joe Lewis to move to the Stadium of Light.
Lewis was snapped up by Aberdeen last summer, after his career stalled in England, and he has been a revelation since moving north of the border.
Lewis has been in excellent form over the campaign for the Dons, and seems to finally be fulfilling his promise.
The former Norwich, Cardiff and Peterborough stopper was once called into a full England squad as a youngster, but he failed to build upon his early promise, after a series of failed moves.
However, Lewis does have plenty of experience at Championship level and is a player who McInnes trusts.
And with Sunderland looking for a new number one, then McInnes could do worse than bringing the 29-year-old with him to the Stadium of Light.