Sunderland, following the exit of David Moyes have appointed Preston North End boss Simon Grayson as the club’s new manager.
The 47-year-old coach will take charge at the Stadium of Light for the three years along with his assistant Glynn Snodin.
“I am excited and delighted by the opportunity to manage this club,” said Grayson.
“I want to bring the good times back. Sunderland are so fortunate to have such tremendous support and I want to give these fans a team they can be proud of.
“I want a group of players full of desire, team spirit, and a never-say-die attitude—that’s the very least that we should expect from a Sunderland player,” the new coach
Grayson, during his time at Preston, has led his coaching team to promotion to the Sky Bet Championship in 2015 and two successive 11th place finishes.
“We would like to place on record our thanks to Simon and Glyn for their hard work and service over the past few years,” Preston declared.
The Black Cats also reached out to Aberdeen and negotiated with Derek McInnes about the club’s managerial vacancy. However, McInnes decided to remain with his Scottish Premiership side.
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