Former Arsenal and Fulham man Luis Boa Morte has been helping former team mate Chris Coleman at Sunderland for the past week on his coaching staff.
The 40-year-old watched the 3-3 draw with Middlesbrough on the weekend having been coaching at the club for the previous week with a view to join them permanently in the summer.
According to Roker Report , that deal depends entirely on whether Sunderland avoid the drop to League One, which at the moment is looking unlikely.
He had previously been scouting for Arsenal but looks ready to make the move over to coaching should the opportunity arise at Sunderland with Coleman.
Boa Morte spent seven years in total at Fulham, helping the side win the Division One title under Jean Tigana with a total points haul of 101, before signing for West Ham in 2007.
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