Bolton boss Phil Parkinson and former Bradford has been confirmed as the new manager of Sunderland.
Parkinson takes more than Jack Ross, who was sacked a week with all the club ninth in Sky Bet League One.
Steve Parkin will joins in the forefront of Light the 51-year-old, together with the set in the dugout to get Saturdays game with Wycombe, whose manager Gareth Ainsworth, was known to have been a candidate for the function.
Parkinson, who has managed Charlton, Hull and Colchester, is excited by his new challenge and resigned from his place at Bolton in August.
It is a privilege and immense obligation to be appointed director of the wonderful club, he advised Sunderlands official site.
Ive been in football a long time now, and Sunderlands astounding history, the passion of its fanbase and its amazing amenities are legendary within the match.
Its now up to me to assemble on the work of my predecessor and provide the success that the fans are really desperate for.
This really is a good squad of players, and I love the challenge of working together to achieve our objective of promotion from League One.
Sunderland chairman Stewart Donald clarified Parkinson since theprime candidate for its function, as they seem to reignite their flagging promotion push.
Phil has a proven track record when it comes to achieving promotion and Im thrilled to welcome him to Sunderland, stated Donald.
Throughout a rigorous recruitment process, it slowly became clear that he was the prime candidate to take the team forward. He is put by his CV on our short list. His testimonials from within the game set him aside.
I hope that Sunderland lovers will all join me in welcoming him to our historical clubas we look ahead to an exciting couple of months.
Parkinson guided League Two side Bradford to the League Cup last in 2013 and 2 decades later they defeated Premier League champions Chelsea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge.
He has also been appointed League One Manager of the Month.