Newton keen on Sunderland manager’s job

Eddie Newton has applied for the manager’s job at Sunderland.

The Wearside club are looking for a replacement for David Moyes, who stood down following their recent relegation from the Premier League.

Newton, from East Acton, is part of the backroom staff at Chelsea, where he spent most of his playing career and has since worked as a coach and assistant manager

He made 215 appearances for the Blues – scoring in their 1997 FA Cup final triumph – and was assistant boss under Roberto Di Matteo, having also worked with his former Chelsea team-mate at MK Dons and West Bromwich Albion.

Newton, 45, also assisted Guus Hiddink at Stamford Bridge last season and has since been moved to a different role, which largely involves liaising with players out on loan.