3 former Rangers men emerge as candidates to succeed ex-Celtic boss at EFL Championship club

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The Black Cats are searching for a new boss after parting ways with Tony Mowbray on Monday night

A trio of former Rangers stars are among the bookies favourites to succeed Tony Mowbray as Sunderland manager.

Ex-Celtic, Hibs and Middlesbrough boss Mowbray was sacked by the EFL Championship side following a poor run of results, which has sparked intense speculation about his replacement.

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Mowbray leaves his position with the Black Cats sitting in ninth place in the English second tier table, just three points adrift of the play-off spots.


And former Gers manager Michael Beale - who departed Ibrox back in October after a 10-month stint in charge - has quickly emerged as one of the early front-runners to be handed the reigns at the Stadium of Light.

Alex Rae, a popular figure among the Sunderland fanbase and currently a member of Philippe Clement's backroom staff, is also in the fray, while ex-Gers defender and Yokohama F. Marinos boss Kevin Muscat (8/1), is also viewed as a potential candidate to land the vacancy.

Ex-Birmingham City boss John Eustace heads the betting market at 5/1, while Stephen Robinson's work at St Mirren is not going unrecognised as he features as a 20/1 outsider along with former Celtic treble-winning manager Neil Lennon.

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Naomi Rose from https://sportslens.com/uk/ commented: "Michael Beale is likely eager to return to management, and Sunderland presents a perfect opportunity to enhance his reputation further. Meanwhile, Alex Rae, a revered figure at the Stadium of Light, may require convincing to part ways with his beloved Rangers. Kevin Muscat, frequently mentioned in managerial circles, possesses a style that could align well with the clubs' ambitions," 

Next Sunderland Manager Odds:

  • John Eustace - 5/1
  • Kevin Muscat - 8/1
  • Michael Beale - 10/1
  • Kevin Phillips - 12/1
  • Alex Rae - 14/1
  • Nathan Jones - 14/1
  • Lee Carsley - 16/1
  • Frank Lampard - 16/1
  • Dean Smith - 18/1
  • Stephen Robinson - 20/1
  • Neil Lennon - 20/1
  • Steven Schumacher - 20/1
  • Nigel Pearson - 20/1
  • Gary Rowett - 20/1
  • Steve Bruce - 22/1
  • Neil Warnock - 25/1
  • Graham Potter - 25/1
  • Paul Heckingbottam - 25/1

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