Talk of Sunderland's potential new head coach ramped up this week but the club continues to remain some way from making a final decision following developments with both Will Still and a new name in Raphael Wicky.

Sunderland surpassed the 100-day milestone without a new head coach this week while their Championship rivals Norwich City, Plymouth Argyle and now Hull City have all completed their head coach process, with new appointments since the end of the season four weeks ago.

Much of Sunderland's focus appears to have centred around Still, particularly following his Stade de Reims exit at the beginning of the month. Still was in the news this week when linked with a return to France, however, with Ligue 1 side RC Lens reportedly lining up a move for the 31-year-old to potentially replace Franck Haise. It's understood Sunderland have been in contact with Still over the head coach vacancy, and that he remains a potential candidate to fill the Stadium of Light role, but no agreement, as yet, has been reached. 

Still was briefly joined in contention for the Sunderland role with Swiss head coach Wicky. The former FC Thun, Basel and Chicago Fire coach was sacked from Young Boys recently after winning a league and cup double in Switzerland last season. Reports emerged this week linking the 47-year-old with a move to Wearside, with suggestions of a two-year deal in place, but We Are Sunderland understands that isn't the case.




Joe Ramage and Dom Shaw react to all of those latest head coach developments and provide an inside look at both Still and Wicky and their links with Sunderland while also reflecting on news of Premier League interest in teenager Jobe Bellingham.

Bellingham is a reported target of both Crystal Palace and Brentford, as well as holding interest from Europe, after a breakout first season at the Stadium of Light. 

The latest We Are Sunderland briefing looks at why Jobe has Premier League suitors as well as transfer suggestions linking West Ham United's Divin Mubama with a move to Wearside this summer.

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