Sunderland AFC have confirmed former Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson has been appointed the club's new manager on an 18-month deal, with Steve Parkin joining as his assistant.
Jack Ross was sacked on 8th October
⚪️ ANNOUNCEMENT ⚪️— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) October 17, 2019
We're delighted to confirm Phil Parkinson as our new manager!
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“It’s now up to me to build on the work of my predecessor and deliver the success the fans are so desperate for. This is a good squad of players, and I relish the challenge of working with them to achieve our goal of promotion from League One.”
His excitement was echoed by the club's chairman
“During a rigorous recruitment process, it gradually became clear that he was the prime candidate to take the club forward. His CV put him on our short list. His references from within the game set him apart.
“I hope that Sunderland fans will all join me in welcoming him to our historic club, as we look forward to an exciting few months.”
Source : 90min