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Roker Roundup: Jack Ross to be named Hibs manager? & Sunderland’s Gyan signing ‘upset’ Bent

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Jack Ross has reportedly started talks to become the next manager of Hibernian; and Darren Bent has spoken about how it ‘upset’ him when Sunderland signed Asamoah Gyan.

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Bent disappointed with Gyan arrival

Darren Bent appeared on Talksport this week to discuss Chelsea’s possible interest in RB Leipzeg’s Timo Werner.

The former Sunderland striker feels that signing such a high profile striker may upset Tammy Abraham and pointed to his situation at the club when Asamoah Gyan arrived at the Stadium of Light.

Bent felt put of place when the Ghanaian international arrived and said he could not understand why the club would bring in one of the best players at that summer’s World Cup considering the ex-England international’s form:

I remember being at Sunderland, scoring 25 goals, then the following season they bring in Asamoah Gyan and it just kind of unsettled me a little bit because I’m like ‘Well, things are going really well here, I’m doing really well, so why do you feel the need to sign someone else, who arguably in that World Cup was one of the best players?’.

He was brilliant for Ghana and it kind of upset me a little bit.

So I think in that situation you need to leave it as it is, let that play out, and if you are going to bring in players in other areas, be like squad-type players where if you do get injuries, they can come straight back in.

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Hibs open discussions with Ross

Scottish outfit Hibernian have had initial discussions with Jack Ross as they seek a replacement for former Sunderland defender Paul Heckingbottom who was sacked as manager last week.

The Scottish Sun says early talks have begun with Ross, who they claim is the frontrunner at this point in the race.

The report goes on to say that former Luton Town manager Nathan Jones - who was recently fired by Stoke City - has also been approached but the Scottish Premier League club will not rush into replacing Heckingbottom.

Ross has been out of work since leaving Sunderland last month and has also been been linked with Hibs’ cross-town rivals Hearts.

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