Gareth Ainsworth is reportedly on Sunderland’s radar.
Sunderland fans have taken to Twitter to give their reaction to speculation linking the club with a move for Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth.
The Black Cats are on the hunt for a new manager following the recent departure of Jack Ross.
Sunderland are ninth in the League One table at the moment with 19 points from 11 matches, eight points behind leaders Ipswich Town and four points behind second-placed Wycombe, who have played 12 games.
According to The Guardian, the Black Cats are interested in appointing Wycombe boss Ainsworth as their new manager.
It has been reported that Sunderland have been granted permission to speak to the 46-year-old.
The former Preston North End midfielder has been in charge of Wycombe since 2012 and guided the Blues to promotion from League Two in 2018 and is doing quite well at the club at the moment.
Sunderland fans have taken to Twitter to give their reaction to speculation regarding Ainsworth – they seem divided.
Below are some of the best comments:
millwall can have ainsworth— TylerShields (@SAFCTylerr) October 11, 2019
Would be happy with ainsworth I think— dan safc (@dancrowe8) October 11, 2019
Much rather take a chance on SKP than Ainsworth and Parkinson tbh after doing some digging #safc— David Huggins (@HUGGYSAFC) October 12, 2019
Stendel or Ainsworth, both young and ambitious. One has proven themselves in this league, the other is mixing it with the promotion spaces on a budget of £2.75. Wouldn’t even get you on the metro that. #SAFC— We Are Wearside (@WeAreWearside) October 12, 2019
I’d definitely take him as I’ve seen his name quite a bit over the past 24 hours. I’m really not enthused by Ainsworth, not that he’s a bad manager and that’s not to say he’s done a good job at Wycombe, and I’m definitely not having Parkinson … #SAFC— Daniel (@DanMeister1234) October 12, 2019
If it’s Phil Parkinson btw, I’d rather have kept Ross on. Ainsworth for me all day long #safc— Charlie Horner (@CharlieHorner_) October 12, 2019
Honestly the more I think about Gareth Ainsworth becoming manager the more I get annoyed. Really hope he’s not the first choice. It feels like the cheap and easy option. Why risk promotion, surely losing out on that would be more financially damaging than paying a few quid more— Jonny Lavery (@JonnyLavery99) October 10, 2019