Peter Reid says he wants another crack at managing Sunderland.
The former England international is currently coaching the national team of Thailand but would welcome a return to the Premier League. He was in charge of the North East side for 7 years between 1995 and 2002.
Sunderland have already confirmed that they’ve received 33 applications for the post after Roy Keane quit last week.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Reid said:
I would be interested. It’s fantastic in Thailand and the experience has improved me but everyone aspires to work in England.
It’s the place to be. The players here dream about it.
There is a clause in my contract that allows me to speak to English clubs if they show interest, so that would be up to chairman Niall Quinn.
I do know Niall well. We speak occasionally and he invited me to their first home game of the season against Liverpool. He’s a man of stature, he’s got good business sense and he’s a chairman who has seen all sides – as player and manager as well.
He has also shown he will back his managers. I know from my time as manager there that there are great expectations but £80m spent on players in two years shows you they are committed to achieving those expectations.