Sunderland announce Jack Ross as their new manager
Jack Ross has been appointed Sunderland's new manager on a two-year deal.
The 41-year-old former St Mirren boss, the PFA Scotland manager of the year last season, will be joined at the Stadium of Light by assistant manager James Fowler.
Chairman Stewart Donald said: "We are absolutely delighted to have secured Jack as our new manager.
"Jack is excited to be a part of the future we are building here, and the fact he turned down lucrative offers from elsewhere, including clubs currently in a higher division than ourselves, is testament to his commitment and desire to succeed at this club and his belief in our vision for the future.
"He joins us following an excellent start to his managerial career, including a memorable 2017-18 campaign with St Mirren, and was deeply impressive throughout the recruitment process. We have acted swiftly and the hard work now continues in earnest as we look towards the ultimate goal of getting Sunderland AFC back to where it should be."
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