Former Sunderland boss Peter Reid has put his hand up for the job.

Gus Poyet is favourite for the job, following the dismissal of manager Paolo di Canio last week, and Sven Goran Eriksson, managing in China, is also believed to be interested.

But Reid, 57, said: "I kept Sunderland up before when they were in a worse state than they are now and I can do it again."

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