Championship’s all-time record appearance maker released as Sunderland-linked boss leaves top-flight side

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Birmingham City and West Brom’s Championship rivals are being tipped to make a move for a highly-rated young manager who is now a free agent

Highly-rated English manager Will Still has announced that he will be leaving Ligue 1 side Reims with immediate effect as speculation intensifies around a possible move to Championship side Sunderland. The Black Cats were heavily linked with Still in December when they made the decision to sack former West Brom boss Tony Mowbray at a time when the club were just three points away from the play-off places.

In the end, Sunderland were unable to prize Still away from the Stade Auguste Delaune and they instead opted to move for former QPR and Rangers boss Michael Beale, who was sacked after just 14 games at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland have been without a permanent manager since Beale’s exit, with Mike Dodds taking temporary charge until the end of the campaign.

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However, TalkSport understands that the Sunderland hierarchy remain fans of Still, who famously led Reims to an incredible 19-game unbeaten streak at the end of last season. Still’s decision to leave Reims makes him a free agent, meaning Sunderland now have the perfect opportunity to move for the 31-year-old without any further complications.

Still, who is a West Ham fan, has openly spoken of his desire to manage in England in the past. He started working as a coach with Belgian outfit Lierse in 2017 and has also worked at Beerschot in the same division.

Championship’s all-time record appearance maker released

QPR winger Albert Adomah will leave Loftus Road when his contract expires at the end of the season, the club have confirmed. The former Aston Villa star came off the bench during QPR’s 4-0 demolition of promotion-chasing Leeds United. In doing so he became the Championship’s all-time leading appearance holder with 525 games.

The outcome of the match came to the detriment of Birmingham City who now face a crunch finale against Norwich City on the final day of the season.

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Adomah, 36, claims he has no plans to retire at the end of the season and adds that he wants to play at least until the age of his shirt number, which is 37. The former Ghana international is hoping to make his 130th and final appearance for the R’s in an away game against Coventry City.

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