Sunderland boss Tony Mowbray is still waiting to see if the club want him in charge next season, Sources told Football Insider.
Mowbray, 59, and his assistant Mark Venus were kept in the dark about the club’s plans despite leading them to a sixth-place finish in the Championship this season.
Director of football Christian Speakman is believed to have been sounding out a Turkish manager to replace the former Blackburn Rovers boss.
Mowbray’s contract with Sunderland does not expire until June 2024, and the Black Cats boss will only replace Alex Neal in August 2022.
He scored 61 points in his 40 games in charge, securing a play-off spot for Sunderland’s first season after promotion back to the Championship.
However, Wearside were denied the play-off final by Luton Town following a 3-2 aggregate defeat to the Hatters earlier this month.
speech after defeat Chronicle Live (May 17), Mowbray confirmed he wanted to stay on until 2023-24, but admitted that “modern football clubs can do whatever they want”.
The Englishman has experience in the Premier League, having led West Brom to the Championship in 2007-08.
He coached a total of 456 games in the second division, averaging 1.45 points per game (according to transfer market).
Sunderland are keen to get their transfer business started early as they return to the Premier League after a six-year absence from the top flight.
according to sky sports (May 18) The Black Cats confidently agreed to sign 17-year-old Job Bellingham from Birmingham City.
It is said that the midfielder is the younger brother of England international Jude and will be worth around £3 million.
In other news, Sunderland are set to bankroll £13m as fresh crackdowns are revealed.