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

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B Dortmund v Tottenham

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Tottenham have won three of their last 13 European away matches
Expert verdict
The Europa League remains a big deal to German clubs so even though Borussia Dortmund are unlikely to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages expect them to remain interested in securing third place. Tottenham have already qualified for the last 16 and could be more concentrated on Premier League matters.

 

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