Over the past few days, following the news that Sunderland would not be appointing Kim Hellberg and all the Will Still drama, a lot has been written about the Black Cats.

However, they still haven’t found their new manager following the decision to part ways with Tony Mowbray, and the search continues, with another man in Sweden being interviewed.

The news comes from Aftonbladet, who reveal on Thursday afternoon that IF Elfsborg manager Jimmy Thelin is also in the running for the Sunderland job.

They immediately state that the 45-year-old ‘has been interviewed’ for the job of head coach at the Stadium of Light, but the Championship side are not the only ones after him.

Staying on Sunderland for now, they explain he was ‘at the English club on Monday’, where he had some meetings with ‘parts of the club’s board’, which comes from ‘well-informed sources’ for the Swedish outlet.

However, they are unable to say what the outcome of the interview was or whether Thelin is a ‘top candidate or not’.

As for who else is after the Swede, it’s stated they have learned that another Championship side (not Swansea) also want him, as well as ‘another club outside of Scandinavia’.

In the past, Thelin had been considered for the Sweden national team job, which he felt wasn’t the right time to take, and also turned down the approach of a Belgian club.

The 45-year-old has been in charge of Elfsborg since 2018 and is contracted there until 2025.