Karanka heads market to replace sacked Grayson

Former Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka is the bookmakers' favourite to replace the sacked Simon Grayson as Sunderland's next boss.

Karanka is 4-1 with Hills to claim the Stadium of Light vacancy following Grayson's dismissal following Tuesday's 3-3 draw with fellow Sky Bet Championship strugglers Bolton at the Stadium of Light.

Ex-Black Cats boss Peter Reid is a slightly surprising springer in the market and is as short as 11-4 in places but as big as 6-1, while early market leader Kevin Phillips has drifted to 9-1 with Sky Bet.

Sunderland sit 22nd in the Championship and are 7-4 to be relegated.

Match in Focus


Vitoria Setubal v Sporting

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Sporting have scored in their last 21 away league games
Expert verdict
Bas Dost goes in pursuit of a third hat-trick in as many league games and he’ll fancy his chances at Setubal, who boast the second leakiest defence in Portugal. Three draws have at least stopped the bleeding at the Estadio do Bonfim, though Sporting have won on their last three league visits to Setubal with an aggregate scoreline of 11-1



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