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


Germany v Holland

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Holland have lost just one of their last eight internationals
Expert verdict
Germany can take some much-needed confidence from their 3-0 friendly win against Russia but the relegated hosts could suffer another Nations League defeat to Holland. Ronald Koeman’s side will win of the group with victory and will be brimming with confidence after sinking World Cup holders France 2-0 on Friday.



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