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.

The Daily Star claims that Phillips has told friends that he would like to take over at Sunderland following the departure of Jack Ross.

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.

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.

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