Bolton manager Phil Parkinson and former Bradford has been confirmed on a two-and-a-half-year contract as the new manager of Sunderland.
Parkinson takes more than Jack Ross, who was sacked last week with the club ninth in Sky Bet League One.
Assistant Steve Parkin will joins at the Stadium of Light the 51-year-old, together with the set in the dugout for Saturdays game with Wycombe, whose manager Gareth Ainsworth, was also known to have been a candidate for the role.
Parkinson, who has also handled Colchester, Hull and Charlton, can be excited by his new challenge and resigned from his post.
It is a privilege and astounding responsibility to be appointed director of the fantastic club, he advised Sunderlands official site.
Ive been in football quite a while now, and Sunderlands astounding history, the fire of its fanbase and its amazing facilities are mythical within the game.
Its now up to me to build on the work of my disposition and provide the success that the fans are so desperate for.
This is a fantastic squad of players, and I love the challenge of working with them to accomplish our goal of promotion from League One.
Sunderland chairman Stewart Donald described Parkinson since theprime candidate for its function, as they seem to reignite their flagging advertising drive.
Phil has a proven track record when it comes to attaining advertising and Im thrilled to welcome him to Sunderland, said Donald.
Throughout a rigorous recruitment process, it gradually became clear that he had been the prime candidate to take the club forward. He is place by his CV on our list. His references from within the game set him apart.
I expect that Sunderland buffs 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 in 2013 to the League Cup final and 2 decades after they defeated subsequently Premier League champions Chelsea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge.
He has been appointed League One Manager of the Month on seven events.
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