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Monday 19 February 2018

staunton at sunderland

STEVE STAUNTON is back in football after joining Steve Bruce's backroom staff at Sunderland, WRITES DANIEL MCDONNELL.

The former Ireland manager, who subsequently endured a miserable stint in the hot seat at Darlington, has been recruited as a match assessor.

His brief will be to scout opposition teams in the build-up to their meetings with the Black Cats and present detailed information to Bruce and his coaches.

"We are looking to Steve to bring a high level of expertise based on his long experience of football at the top level," said Bruce.

"He joins a very experienced backroom team here at Sunderland and I'm sure he will be a great acquisition for us."

Staunton had hinted last month that he was set for a return to the game at Premier League level.

Irish Independent

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