Sunderland manager Jack Ross has expressed his delight for Lee Cattermole after he found a new club. Cattermole has joined VVV Venlo in the Netherlands and Ross has wished him well, as reported by Sunderland’s Twitter page.
VVV Venlo announced the signing of Cattermole on the club’s official website on Thursday. He has signed a one-year deal with the Dutch club, who currently play in the Eredivisie.
Cattermole left Sunderland earlier this summer when his contract was cancelled. He decided to pursue a new challenge after more than 270 appearances for the Black Cats. After Sunderland failed to win promotion, the 31-year-old felt it was the time to move on.
Ross is pleased that Cattermole has found a new home. After he was unveiled by VVV Venlo, Ross told a press conference: “I’m delighted to see that Lee Cattermole has a new challenge. I wish him well because it’s a good move and an exciting one. I’m sure he will be an asset to them.”
This is an interesting career move for Cattermole, who is trying his luck abroad. After stints with Middlesbrough, Wigan Athletic and Sunderland, Cattermole will now play in Holland.
There is no love lost between Cattermole and Sunderland. The club accepted that it was the right time for him to move on and his loyalty has not been questioned. This is a nice gesture from Ross.