Martin Jol the perfect man for Sunderland

The dust has barely settled on Ricky Sbragia's resignation and there's already talk of who will replace him in the hot seat at Sunderland.

Wigan boss Steve Bruce is the bookies early favourite at a price of 5/2, while Celtic's Gordon Strachan is also a name being mentioned, however, for me, there is only one man to replace Sbragia and that is Hamburg's Martin Jol.

The former Tottenham boss has done an exceptional job during his time with the German giants, guiding them to a semi-final in both the UEFA Cup and the German Cup in his first season.

I really think there is a strong possibility that Jol may return to the Premier League this summer. Speaking just over a month ago, the Dutchman had this to say : "I still have my house in England, so if there was a very good opportunity, maybe a club with ambitions of Europe, I would certainly think about it."

OK, Sunderland may not have ambitions of Europe but I think given the money, Jol could well turn them into a side capable of challenging for a top six finish. During his three years at White Hart Lane, Jol guided Spurs to two successive 5th place finishes, however he was harshly sacked by the North London club back in October 2007.

What do you think? Would Jol make a successful Sunderland manager? Comments below please.