Daniel Stendel has registered an interest in becoming Sunderland manager following a spell at Hearts (Sunderland Echo).

The German has been out of work since the Jambos’ relegation to the Scottish Championship earlier this year. Sunderland are now hunting for a new manager after sacking Phil Parkinson in the last week.

Stendel has been linked with Sunderland.

A potential Black Cat? (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Plenty of names have been tipped for the role, former Black Cats manager Gus Poyet and Danny Cowley strongly linked. But Stendel has reportedly declared his desire to take over in Wearside.

It’s said that Stendel has gone as far as applying for the role at the Stadium of Light as Sunderland look to escape League One.

He does have experience in England’s third tier, beating Sunderland to promotion in second place while manager of Barnsley in the 2018/19 season, current Hibs manager Jack Ross in the Stadium of Light dugout at the time.

Stendel could be on his way to Wearside as his name is linked with the Stadium of Light job. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Stendel has also had experience of managing Hannover 96 in his native Germany.

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