Sunderland look set to announce Gus Poyet as its new manager within the next 24 hours, ITV News understands.
The former Brighton boss has been tipped to replace Paolo di Canio, who was sacked a fortnight ago after a 3-0 defeat to West Brom.
Gus Poyet has been handed the task of dragging Sunderland out of relegation trouble after being named as Paolo Di Canio's successor
Gus Poyet's career to date
Former Uruguayan international Gus Poyet looks set to replace Paolo Di Canio as Sunderland manager.