Will Still ‘is on Sunderland’s shortlist to replace Tony Mowbray as manager’ after guiding Reims to fifth in Ligue 1… with Ipswich boss Kieran McKenna also in the running

6 December 2023 0 By Total Football News
  • Tony Mowbray was sacked by Sunderland after the club's 1-1 draw with Millwall 
  • Will Still spoke to Mail Sport in January about his 'dream' of returning to England
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Will Still is reportedly on Sunderland's shortlist to replace former head coach Tony Mowbray, who was axed by the Championship club on Tuesday.

The Black Cats dropped to ninth in the Championship following their 1-1 draw with Millwall last weekend, making it just two wins from their last nine league matches and three games without victory.

Calling an end to Mowbray's 15-month reign at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland sacked the 60-year-old manager amid reports he had fallen out with the club's sporting director Kristjaan Speakman.

Reims manager Still, 31, has been identified as a possible managerial replacement, having impressed at the French side since he took on the role in 2022.

The French side currently sit fifth in Ligue 1 and are firmly in the race for Champions League qualification, having improved upon their 11th place finish last season. 

Will Still is reportedly on Sunderland's shortlist to take over as manager at the Stadium of Light

Will Still is reportedly on Sunderland's shortlist to take over as manager at the Stadium of Light

Tony Mowbray was sacked by the Championship club after Saturday's 1-1 draw with Millwall

Tony Mowbray was sacked by the Championship club after Saturday's 1-1 draw with Millwall

During his breakout year as a manager, Still guided Reims through a 17-match unbeaten run. He was born in Belgium to English parents and began his managerial career at the age of just 24 in 2017. 

According to the Guardian, Still is attracting interest from Sunderland because the club are keen to recruit a young manager. It is believed Ipswich boss Kieran McKenna and Nice assistant Julien Sable are also in the running for the Black Cats job. 

McKenna, who has marshalled Ipswich to second in the Championship so far, is already attracting interest from a host of Premier League clubs.

Still sat down with Mail Sport's Daniel Matthews to talk about his 'dream' of one day returning to England as a manager. 

Still, who guided Reims through a 17-match unbeaten run last season, is challenging for Champions League qualification this campaign with his side currently placed in fifth spot

Still, who guided Reims through a 17-match unbeaten run last season, is challenging for Champions League qualification this campaign with his side currently placed in fifth spot

Ipswich's Kieran McKenna is already attracting interest from a host of Premier League clubs

Ipswich's Kieran McKenna is already attracting interest from a host of Premier League clubs

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