DANNY Cowley is interested in becoming Sunderland’s next manager.

The former Concord Rangers boss has been out of work since leaving Championship club Huddersfield Town in July.

But, when asked by Echosport if he would be keen to take charge at the Stadium of Light, Cowley said: “Sure. Sunderland is a huge football with a wonderful history. For whatever reason they find themselves in League One but we will just have to wait and see.”

Cowley, who taught at FitzWimarc School in Rayleigh before moving into management on a full time basis, has been working in the media in the past few months.

The 42-year-old was part of the BT Sports panel for Canvey Island’s FA Cup defeat to Boreham Wood on Monday night.

But Cowley, who works alongside his brother Nicky in management, is missing working in football on a day to day basis.

“We love football and of course we miss football,” said Cowley.

“We’re enjoying some time off and it’s been a really good opportunity for us to go away and study.

“We’re continuing to try and improve and we’re working on our pro licence at the moment.

“We’re trying to make the most of this time.”

Cowley is currently second favourite with the bookmakers to replace Phil Parkinson as Sunderland manager but former Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea midfielder Gus Poyet, who bossed the Black Cats between 2013 and 2015, remains the favourite.

Sunderland are currently eighth in League One.