Sunderland fans are reacting to reports linking Steve McClaren with the Stadium of Light managerial vacancy.
According to the Northern Echo, McClaren, who has already managed Sunderland's north-east rivals Newcastle United and Middlesbrough, has been in touch with the Mackems.
The 58-year-old is a former assistant to Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, and experienced some success after going it alone at Middlesbrough, FC Twente and Derby County.
But a disastrous spell in charge of the England national team did significant damaged to McClaren's reputation, which has not been helped by further difficult ones at Wolfsburg, Twente (again), Nottingham Forest, Newcastle and QPR.
Even without those Newcastle and Middlesbrough links, it is hard to imagine too many of a Sunderland persuasion being on board with his appointment as successor to Jack Ross.
And some have gone straight to the Mackems owner, Stewart Donald, regarding the matter...
@stewartdonald3 please do not appoint McClaren he's useless— Liam Shepard (@LiamShepard7) October 10, 2019
Please @stewartdonald3 do not even think about employing Steve McClaren. I'll do an online poll if you're in any doubt....— Anthony Dent (@_toosb) October 10, 2019
@stewartdonald3 I'm literally done with Sunderland if you consider Steve McClaren— Craig (@Craigsafc23) October 10, 2019
@stewartdonald3 do not appoint steve mclaren at all. Do not. Think better then him. Do not appoint the wally with the brolley.— CJ Mackem Dude (@Mackemdude88) October 10, 2019
Not now not ever not ever again mclaren. No chance.— SAFC&Golf (@Safcgolfer75) October 10, 2019
Sunderland fans - which of those linked with Ross's job would you like to see take charge of the Mackems?
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