Kevin Phillips is said to be keen to take on the Sunderland job now Jack Ross has left.
Sunderland fans appear to feel that Kevin Phillips would not be the right choice for the club right now.
Ross left the Stadium of Light yesterday, with Sunderland sat in sixth place in the League One table.
But Black Cats fans don’t feel that bringing in Phillips and offering him his first choice in management would be right.
Too big of a risk for me.— David (@david6790247) October 8, 2019
Noooo— TheRokerEnd (@TheRokerEnd) October 8, 2019
No! Let he be remembered as the legend he is.— Joakim Nilsson (@jockenilsson22) October 8, 2019
Not the right time. Too much at stake, has to be experience and someone with single minded dedication to get the job done— SteveB (@Fantanafest73) October 8, 2019
Would love him to manage safc but we need some1 with experience at min— philip emmerson (@fonz1971) October 8, 2019
Not the right appointment. Too much of a gamble.— SAFC&Golf (@Safcgolfer75) October 8, 2019
Not the right time.— Rob Hutchison (@RobHSafc) October 8, 2019
Phillips, of course, has a close connection to Sunderland as he was an iconic player for the club.
However, the 46-year-old has no managerial experience, and is currently working as a coach at Derby County.
If Phillips was to take the job at Sunderland he would immediately be under pressure to spark an improvement, as the board have sent out a message that promotion is the objective this term by sacking Ross.
Sunderland return to action after the international break when they take on Wycombe Wanderers.