Sky Sports have revealed the identity of the new Sunderland Manager.

The broadcaster says they understand it is Jack Ross who will be taking over in the third tier of English football.

The 41 year has only very limited managerial experience, having relegated part-time outfit Alloa Athletic to the third tier of Scottish football in 2015/16.

He then landed the job at St Mirren in October 2016, the club ending up seventh of ten in the Scottish second tier, Ross only avoiding relegating to the third tier on goal difference.

This season things have picked up for him and he has taken St Mirren into the Scottish Premier League.

Nobody can accuse Sunderland of not cutting their cloth to suit their new standing.

Non-league Eastleigh’s owner has taken on Sunderland, with it being revealed that he is having to pay the £40m asking price in instalments, with that debt to Elliot Short secured on the next two seasons Premier League parachute payments.

Sky Sports say that part of the attraction is that Sunderland only have to pay £50,000 compensation to St Mirren.

On the financial side also, they report that such is the low pay Jack Ross is on up in the Scottish second tier, even in Sunderland’s much reduced state, they are still offering him five times the amount of money he is currently earning.

As a player, Jack Ross played mainly in Scotland, though he did manage 23 games for Hartlepool as well, back in 2004/05.

Claims that Chris Coleman would be coming back to Sunderland have proved wide of the mark and it looks very unlikely that Sunderland could have afforded anybody of that level, judged by going for Jack Ross.



  • TheNutJob

    joyous times on the Wear
    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • Football fan

      Remember they were laughing at us 2 years ago if they take off they might have agreat club on the cheap shame ashley did not do for the toon

      • TheNutJob

        take them 10 years to recover from the last 2 seasons

        • Jezza

          I wouldn’t be so sure. Last time they went down to the third division they were back in the top division within three years. Anything can happen in football.

          • Toonrobbybobson

            Sunderlands facilities is amazing for L1. They will be able to attract the best players at that level as even the training facilities will be amazing. L1 standard is pretty low that they should be steam rolling it.

          • csh

            They said the same about steamrollering the championship last season…

          • Toonrobbybobson

            As much as I bleed black and white id be shocked if they didnt get promoted this season. There is always a bounce off the bottom.

            Just look at history… Blackburn, Man City, Southampton etc. Sunderland will actually attract the best at that level and get out of L1 but their problem will be the Championship as the playing field gets tougher then with their resource as you have the Prem money funding most pushes now. Just look at the clubs that went up or in playoffs this year in Championship. All recent in the Prem.

          • Georgia Peter

            Theyre not on the bottom…Yet..!

          • Kneebotherm8

            Exactly…..

          • Georgia Peter

            yeah, ” we wont be in this Sunday league more than one season” well thats the only thing yous did get right. SMBs.

        • Kneebotherm8

          At least…….hopefully…

      • Kneebotherm8

        Wot goes around comes around………their predicament looks 10 times worse than the predicament we were in two years ago,when they were having a great laugh at us…..as they say he who laughs last……laughs the longest……😂😂😂😂…….let’s all laugh at S’land………..very loudly……..😂😂😂……They’re dropping like a stone and hopefully they’ve not hit the bottom yet……keep on dive bombing…

    • Kneebotherm8

      Luv it😂😂😂😂

  • Ram Kishore

    Do anyone have any idea as to what Premier league parachute payments they are talking about?
    The 2016/17 relegated season’s payment huh?

    • Alex

      It was in a report somewhere yesterday. Such a recent relegation, that they’re still entitled to their EPL pay-off. But, basically, they’re not going to see any of it, as Ellis has nabbed it.

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      The parachute payments were £35m for last season, £35m for this coming season and £14m for the season 2018/9. However while this is the good news the bad news is that £40m of the £49m remaining in parachute payments is going to Ellis Short as the repayment of the £40m debt is secured against these payments. In short they are in big trouble.

      • Ram Kishore

        So our parachute payments for this season is delayed and structured one then?

        • Monkseaton Magpies

          The parachute payments for relegated clubs are over three years if they down.

          • Ram Kishore

            Then it’s good ig

  • Paul Patterson

    Aloha from the Premier-league .😂😂😂

    • Rich Lawson

      And Alloa from Scotland !!

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Thanks for the information as it seems they going to be in for a hard season. A couple of my mates are St Mirren supporters so will ask them if he is going to be the next Alex Ferguson. You do realise that Jezza is going to throw his toys out the pram as you are having a pop at his beloved Sunderland even though you are rightly just keeping us informed on our rivals.

    • Toon

      If this article was on your home town site (we all know you are a mackem) NUFC fans would be claiming they were obsessed. Porters obsession is sad, end of

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        It’s Jezza and the other cronies sticking up for them who are Mackems. Saying do not have a go at them. They gave us plenty of stick but any anti Sunderland comments and Jezza and the other loons go off crying. My self I want them in the Conference with Gateshead and the way they are going looks like I will get my wish. Jezza is a S.M.B.

    • TheFatController

      Can you provide proof of ‘a couple of my mates’?

      You can be anything you want on the Internet, it pays to check for evidence I find.

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Just had a pint with my St Mirren mate and he reckons the manager was on one hundred and fifty grand a year. So that means he will be on seven hundred and fifty thousand a year at Sunderland. On a brighter note he told me of a pre season friendly when St Mirren went to Darlington recently and it all kicked off in the square. He sais Sunderland do not want to go there any time soon as it’s rough but looks like they will be paying a visit shortly.

  • Danimal

    Sorry to stick up for the mackems but on another thread (Paul Simpson story) people are complaining about up and coming British managers not getting a chance. For all we know this guy could be good. I remember a young Paul Sturrock coming down from Scotland and proving very successful at getting teams promoted from leagues one and two. Obviously it will be amusing if they mess it up but I am wary about laughing at them when, unless our club sorts itself out sharpish, it is quite possible the derby matches could resume in 2019-20 season. Not sure if my glass is half full, half empty or just brim full of Mike Ashley’s p*ss.

    • Jezza

      I’d also be wary about laughing at another club’s managerial appointments when there’s a very real prospect that Alan Pardew will be back in the St James’s Park home dugout by the start of the new season.

      • Rich Lawson

        Will he be wearing a furry suit and throwing sweets to the kids ?

        • Andy Mac

          Does Ronald Macdonald wear a furry suit ?🤔

          • Rich Lawson

            No he’s a clown (so probably still applies) and his job is to scare small children (certainly worries me !)

      • Leazes.

        Haha ……yes if he has a death wish!

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        😂😂
        Get in Jezza

      • Georgia Peter

        jezz, please, that is not going to happen is it …..!

        • Jezza

          That’s the thing with Ashley no matter how bad it gets, it can always get even worse. None of us ever thought we’d see a second coming of Joe Kinnear at St James’s Park but that happened. The return of the Silver Pox now seems so sadly inevitible. I just hope to God I’m wrong on this one but most of my predictions regarding Ashley’s actions over the past couple of year have been spot on.

    • Georgia Peter

      hes not too fussy where he p!55es so dont be surprised.

    • kingfisher

      I used to be a “glass half full “guy Danimal, but since Ashley arrived, I don’t even have a glass now.🍷🍷🍷😂🤣😎

    • Scottie Chugger Dearden

      I hate to be the bearer of such bad news cause I’ve been enjoying their demise as much as anyone however I am a Geordie in exile up in Paisley and I have a feeling he’ll get the best out of their youth academy which is what he did at St Mirren on a really small budget!

  • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

    league 1 is a much lower level than the championship and easier to get out of.

    They could recover as much money as they can from the dead wood and play the remaining seniors with, what is, a decent youth team and still get promoted.

    It really all depends on them getting rid of the high earning dross or if they don’t, that high earning dross will need to get some professional pride back.

  • Toon

    Appointing an up coming young manager, good for them – not that it’s got anything to do with us Porter you sad, lonely loser

  • Abdul Basit

    Apparently they haven’t contacted St.Mirren’s about this, so this is either tapping up or not happening

    • Leazes.

      Are you Abdul Bassit football manager Simon?

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        😂😂

      • Abdul Basit

        Probably. Mike wants me to manage Newcastle soon when Rafa leaves.

        I will ensure Newcastle play Sunderland again, like the fans want

        • Leazes.

          Moron

          • Abdul Basit

            So you maybe

  • Clarko

    lol

  • Rich Lawson

    A canny appointment as they surprise everyone by doing a Berwick and apply to join the Scottish lower leagues for a triumphant run.

  • Albert Stubbins

    Love it, just love it!!

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Sweet isn`t it

  • TheFatController

    Far be it from me to comment on another club, but surely ignoring Pardew’s availability is pure folly.

    He’s the King. And when you’re the King, you can do what you want …

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      Pardew bought my all our meals on the club account at Metalist Kharkiv in the deepest part of Ukraine as we were staying in the same hotel as the team. So not that bad a bloke.

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        Really, On the club account say`s it all about a millionaire

        • Monkseaton Magpies

          Not allowed to put any booze on so had to pay for that.

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            😂😂😂😂

          • grantham mag

            Had your doctor put you on orange juice.

      • Rich Lawson

        Did he spend a lot of time chatting to your wife ?

      • You were there as a fan, and sportswriter perhaps. Monkey Mags of the The Toon Barmy writing for the Northernest Echo?

      • TheFatController

        No, he’s not, you’re right. Good blokes put meals on company expenses, bad blokes chase your wife.

        There’s a difference yes.

        • grantham mag

          YES HE HAS DONE THAT TO, Charlton and Southampton got caught with players wife’s sacked on both accounts. he is a real pro is Pardew.

  • East Durham Mag

    They are the gift that keeps on giving.

  • thewildchimp

    Well, they need to stop losing altitude, because the very next level they can stoop to is the nose-dive into the dirt. If Ross can prevent that, then it’s a good appointment.

  • Mrkgw

    Hells teeth, could things get any worse? We may feel hard done by at the moment but just look at that lot. Cripes.

  • robbersdog

    And the moral of the story is…don’t be like Sunderland, they’re sh*t.