The season may have ended for Sunderland but there are no shortage of talking points at the Stadium of Light as we head into the off-season.

The curtain came down on Sunderland's season in underwhelming style with defeat to Sheffield Wednesday, a result which meant they ended the year 16th in the Championship table. 

It means there is plenty of work to do on Wearside ahead of the 2024-25 campaign if the club are to turn things around and start heading back towards the top end of the division and pushing for promotion once more. 


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Key within that is ensuring the new head coach is the right candidate. Sunderland have been linked with a number of names in recent weeks including Will Still, who has since confirmed his exit from French Ligue 1 side Stade de Reims, Bayern Munich's academy coach Rene Maric, Paul Heckingbottom and Sheffield Wednesday boss Danny Rohl, who impressed at the Stadium of Light on the final day of the season. 

One name who could now be linked, however, is that of Liam Rosenior after the former England under-21 defender was sacked by Hull City having missed out on a top six spot. Rosenior was appointed at the MKM Stadium in 2022 after an encouraging interim period in charge of Derby County and helped take Hull from the bottom half of the Championship and transformed them into play-off contenders this season, including victory at the Stadium of Light in Janaury.

Rosenior's sacking comes as a surprise but does it shift the mindset of Sunderland's hierarchy and should they be interested in the 39-year-old? With Hull now also in the market for a new head coach, does that provide competition for Sunderland and a further need to speed up their recruitment process?

Joe Ramage and Scott Wilson reflect on the latest head coach developments in our morning briefing as well as look back on news that both Bradley Dack and Corry Evans are set to leave the club this summer.

Evans has made 67 appearances for Sunderland since arriving in 2022 but has struggled with injury over the last 12-months while Dack has failed to make an impact in his first season on Wearside after signing under Tony Mowbray. Is it the right decision from the club to opt against renewing their deals?

There is also a nod to the club's under-21s who continued their impressive campaign with a comeback victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in their opening knockout tie in the Premier League 2 play-offs.

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