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.