Sunderland have today announced that Tom Sloanes has resigned from his position on the club Board of Directors [Sunderland AFC Official].
In a period of transition for the North-East giants, the lifelong Black Cats fan will now step down from his role as non-executive director at the Stadium of Light [Sunderland AFC Official].
On the field, Sunderland face a fourth consecutive season in Sky Bet League One following missing out on promotion in their play-off semi-final defeat to Lincoln City [BBC].
Is Sloanes' departure a good thing for Sunderland?
Despite this, there has been some positivity for the Wearside club in recent times, none more so than obtaining the Papa Johns Trophy in a 1-0 triumph over Tranmere Rovers in March [BBC].
Desperate for success, many supporters will welcome the notion of fresh change within structural realms of the club, and in light of hearing about Sloanes’ departure, loads of Sunderland diehards took to Twitter to voice their delight at the news.
Black Cats fans react:
Replying to the Sunderland AFC Official Twitter account, here is how some fans summarised their thoughts on the update:
“One less hanger-on”
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