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.