Former Scotland boss Alex McLeish has revealed that he feels that the Sunderland managerial vacancy is a big job and that current Aberdeen boss Derek Mclnnes would accept it.
McLeish said, “I would go to Sunderland in a shot if I was offered the job. Derek has done a great job at Aberdeen but the opportunity to take one of the big jobs in England doesn’t come along too often.”
Mclnnes did a good job with Aberdeen this season, guiding the club to a second place finish in the Scottish Premiership as well as to the final of the League Cup where they lost 2-1 to the treble winning Celtic.
The Aberdeen boss also has previously worked in the Championship having served as manager of Bristol City which will work in his favor.
Mclnnes is currently the favorite to succeed David Moyes at the stadium of light with Manchester United great Ryan Giggs also linked with the vacancy.
Sunderland are taking time to analyze the merits of candidates, with a large number of potential managers said to be interested in their vacancy ahead of next season.