Sunderland fans in the Transfer Tavern are finally on the receiving end of some positive news after years of frustration and heartbreak on Wearside.
The Black Cats have suffered back-to-back relegations and will find themselves in League One next season, however, owner Ellis Short has managed to find someone he felt was worthy enough to buy the club from him. Stewart Donald, who leads an international consortium, is waiting for the EFL to approve the pending takeover, however, it appears action has already been taken at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland have struggled with managers for a number of years and would have been hoping for Chris Coleman to turn things around, however, the former Wales boss was shown the door just 5 months after taking over at the club.
According to the Sunderland Echo, Chris Wilder has emerged as a strong contender to take over the role at the Stadium of Light, after he warned Sheffield United he could walk away from Bramall Lane following boardroom unrest.
A decision on a new manager could take weeks to complete with the EFL’s need to approve the takeover, but the locals will want stability to be installed into the club in the very near future.
The Sunderland fans in the Tavern will be pleased that the club can finally be sold and will hope fresh investment can help to turn their side around. Many of the punters will have been shocked by the sacking of Coleman, but they will be hoping they can bring in someone of Wilder’s experience to lead the club back into the Championship next season.
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