Former Bradford and Bolton manager Phil Parkinson was confirmed as the new manager of Sunderland.
Parkinson takes over from Jack Ross, who had been sacked last week with the club in Sky Bet League One.
The 51-year-old will be combined with the pair from the dugout by Steve Parkin, at the Stadium of Light.
Parkinson, who has also handled Hull Colchester and Charlton, can be excited by his new obstacle and resigned from his post.
It is a privilege and immense obligation to be appointed director of this terrific club, he told Sunderlands official website.
Ive been in football a long time now, and Sunderlands astounding history, the fire of its fanbase and its amazing amenities are celebrated within the game.
It is now up to me to assemble on the work of my disposition and deliver the success the fans are really desperate for.
This really is a fantastic squad of playersand I relish the challenge of working together to achieve our goal of promotion from League One.
Sunderland chairman Stewart Donald described Parkinson as theprime candidate for its role, as they seem to reignite their flagging advertising drive.
Phil has an established track record in regards to attaining advertising and Im delighted to welcome him to Sunderland, stated Donald.
Throughout a rigorous recruitment procedure, it slowly became clear that he had been the prime candidate to take the team forward. His CV place him . His references from within the game set him apart.
I expect that Sunderland lovers will all join me in welcoming him to our historic clubas we look ahead to an exciting few months.
Parkinson directed League Two side Bradford in 2013 into the League Cup final and they defeated subsequently Premier League champions Chelsea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge.
He has also been appointed League One Manager of the Month in seven occasions.
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