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Roker Roundup: Sacked ex-Sunderland boss Simon Grayson favourite for top Scottish job

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Sacked ex-Sunderland manager Simon Grayson is the favourite to take a top job in Scotland, while Bryan Oviedo featured on international duty for Costa Rica this week.

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Grayson favourite for SPL role

Former Sunderland manager Simon Grayson is the favourite to take over from Steve Clarke as Kilmarnock manager.

Clarke left the SPL club to take over the Scottish national team and Grayson is the bookies’ favourite to take over the role. Grayson has been out of work since a short spell at Bradford City at the end of the 2017/18 season.

Ex-Sunderland midfielder Carl Robinson is also keen on the job and is on the shortlist of club owner Billy Bowie.

Jack Ross is at 16/1 to takeover at Killie, with his assistant at Sunderland James Fowler down at 33/1.

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Oviedo in Gold Cup squad

Bryan Oviedo has made the squad for Costa Rica’s upcoming Gold Cup campaign.

The left-back was initially named in a preliminary squad to take on Peru on Wednesday, a game that Costa Rica lost 1-0 with the Sunderland player playing the full 90 minutes.

Costa Rica’s manager Gustavo Matosas has named his final 23-man squad and Oviedo has kept his place in the squad - as Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas was a surprise omission.

The CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off on June 15, with Costa Rica’s opening match taking place the following day as they take on Nicaragua at the home of FC Dallas in Texas.


Campbell unlikely to buy Falkirk

Sunderland are set to be taken over by American stockbroker Mark Campbell and his Singapore-based consortium by the end of the month.

Reports suggest that Campbell will purchase 74% of the club and there were also rumours that the same consortium were planning to purchase Scottish League One outfit Falkirk as a potential feeder club for Sunderland.

That move looks unlikely however due to reports in the Daily Mail that claim an Indian consortium is in pole position to buy the club, with former Falkirk striker Alan Gow lending a helping hand to the consortium who are ‘in advanced discussions’ to buy the Scottish club.