Gus Poyet was sacked earlier today, ahead of the derby match in 20 days time, so we await with interest to see who is the next Sunderland manager.

As usual, the bookies haven’t been slow to put up the odds for his successor at Sunderland.

For whatever reason 67 year old Dick Advocaat is the early favourite, the one-time Rangers manager having had an incredible 19 different coaching/managerial jobs over the last thirty years.

However, many Newcastle fans will be looking with interest at the second favourite, Sam Allardyce being immediately backed down from 10/1 to 6/1.

Always think it helps when the mackems have somebody you already have a deep dislike of, Roy Keane springing immediately to mind.

Allardyce actually played one season for Sunderland 35 years ago – always thought he had red and white blood!

Would love to see our old friend Sam get the job, here’s hoping….

Below are the first four in the betting and you can see the full list of odds HERE.

We have also pulled out some of the other more interesting betting options, with the likes of Benitez, Clenent, Galtier and McCoist all having been linked with Newcastle before they ‘landed’ John Carver.

Alan Pardew or Dennis Wise arriving on Wearside would also be interesting…

4/5 Dick Advocaat

6/1 Sam Allardyce

8/1 Paul Bracewell

16/1 Kevin Ball

25/1 Ally McCoist

25/1 Harry Redknapp

25/1 Paul Clement

33/1 Christophe Galtier

33/1 Rafa Benitez

50/1 Alan Pardew

66/1 Dennis Wise

Check out all the possibilities and their prices HERE



  • Special Z

    Please let it be Dennis Wise!!

  • Jamie Robertson

    There’s always Joe Kinear

  • Jarmin Geordie

    Poyet probably now favourite to be our next coach he was in the frame before Pardew got appointed

  • Pat Harty

    Dave Strange hee hee hee

  • amacdee

    Is Sunderland the only club in the Premier League Fat Sam hasnt managed yet ? ;-)

  • David Grey

    Lawrie Mac is available

  • mick57

    What about Joe kinnear

  • partworntyres

    dennis wise please – they’d be in the wearside league in five years.

  • Alsteads

    I’m sure they always change their managers just before they play us to get a result! With a bit of luck though that deep seated man spu arrogance that oshea and brown have no matter who is managing them will be running throughout the team by now and we’ll stuff them in their own back yard.
    ……….yes I am glossing over all our own problems

  • LeazesEnder

    Surely they wouldn’t just sack him without having a replacement lined up, leaving the coaching staff to get them out of the clarts….

    …only a complete fruitcake would do that!

  • LeazesEnder

    mick57 Joe and Denis the effect would be exponential

  • amacdee

    Funny how Advocaat is “available” for just nine games when Fatman and Chumley couldnt find a coach anywhere ?

  • DownUnderMag

    What’s the bet they don’t appoint their assistant coach until the end of the season despite their track record being rubbish?!?!?!  The sad thing is, they will no doubt get a boost in performances in the next few games…no doubt just enough to see a Tyne-Wear Derby win yet again…they stayed up last season because of their wins against us, what’s the odds on that being the case again?

  • Stonesy

    I really hope they balls it up (even more than we have, as that means we’ve probably stayed up) but must admit I’d laugh at our glorious leaders if in the next couple of days the Mackems somehow roll out Remi Garde.

  • v0ices

    Stonesy or advocatt to take over until the summer when de Boer takes over would be hilarious.

  • Sickandtiredstill

    What’s the odds – 2 Billionaire owners in the NE and both of their teams are shyte.

    Fair do’s to the Mackems though for at least voting with their feet. RFC, SFC – and then NUFC sheep sitting silently, taking it up the hoop.

  • PhilYare

    £50 on John Carver

  • alreet

    So thats how many managers in the last 10 years. And oh how many players have been purchased in the last 2 windows. And for what.
    Wat about paul lambert he aint too bad at looking at turds and trying to get them lost at sea.