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Report claims ‘big-hitters’ interested in Sunderland director of football role

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Report claims ‘big-hitters’ interested in Sunderland director of football role

Sunderland are reportedly on the verge of being taken over by an American consortium.

It is being reported that ‘big-hitters’ are interested in taking up a role as director of football at Sunderland if a reported takeover of the club takes place in the coming weeks. 

The Sun is reporting that MSD Partners, an American consortium, is imminent and will see cash pumped into the club. 

The report claims that there are big names interested with taking up a director of football role at the Stadium of Light. The names said to be interested are also said to have ‘off-field expertise’. 

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The same report also suggests that former Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce would be interested in a management role at the club. However, Jack Ross is expected to remain in charge if and when the takeover happens. 

TBR’s View

 

The reports of a Big Sam return are probably not as important as those involving a potential new director of football at Sunderland. 

A big name at that helm would add even more drawing power to a club with the facilities and history Sunderland can boast. 

Fans will be hoping this deal can be done in the weeks to come ahead of a potentially productive January transfer window, as Sunderland push for promotion back to the Championship.

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