It states nothing more other than Ross may be interested in the Hibs role, with his position under scrutiny after an average start to the season, whilst some fans are unhappy with the quality of football he has brought to the Stadium of Light.
The timing of all this is strange too.
Ross and Heckingbottom are safe for now
Another report emerged over the weekend saying Ross could be offered the Hibs job (Sun on Sunday, 29/09/19, page 61).
It’s all a bit odd though. For a start, both managers are still the bosses of their respective clubs and until they either resign or are sacked, they shall remain so.
Also, both managers are safe for now. After an Edinburgh derby defeat resulted in some Hibs fans calling for Heckingbottom’s head, booking a League Cup semi-final place and drawing with Celtic has eased nerves for now.
Similarly, Ross has guided the Black Cats to cup victory over Premier League side Sheffield United and won 2-1 over MK Dons at the weekend.
Both managers won’t lose their jobs anytime soon. Both reports look like pure speculation and shouldn’t be read as gospel truth about Heckingbottom and Ross’ respective futures.
For now, they will be remain at their current clubs.