Daily Mirror



OWNER Kyril Louis-Dreyfus claims coaches from “all over the world” are applying for the manager’s job at Sunderland.

The 24-year-old tycoon sacked Lee Johnson hours after the 6-0 defeat to Bolton on Saturday.

And Louis-Dreyfus (above) says he has already started the hunt for a replacemen­t.

Of Johnson’s dismissal after 14 months in charge he said: “It was a difficult decision, it was an accumulati­on of things.

“We obviously don’t have too long to reflect and we need to get ready for the remaining 17 league games, that’s the focus right now.

“We’ll give it the time it takes to get the right candidate. We’re working on it and speaking to many people. We have had huge interest from all over the world, every country to be honest.

“We were overwhelme­d, and we’ll now run a diligent process.”

Ex-Sunderland chief Roy Keane, recent Hull boss Grant McCann and one-time Norwich coach Alex Neil (all above) are among the bookies’ favourites for the vacancy.

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