Date: 19th November 2017 at 10:40pm
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Yesterday evening Sunderland confirmed the speculation by announcing Chris Coleman as Simon Grayson replacement in the hotseat.

The Welsh international manager has signed a two and a half year deal at the Stadium of Light and he comes in after six years as manager of his country.

During his time as Welsh gaffer he took them into the FIFA top ten and oversaw their run to the semi finals of the 2016 European Championship.

The 47 year old now makes the step back into club management following spells previously with Fulham, Real Sociedad, Coventry City and AEL and he took charge of his first training session on Sunday morning and will take the reins for our clash with Aston Villa in midweek.

Chief Executive Martin Bain told the Official Site.

‘The football club has conducted a thorough process over the last three weeks to identify the best manager for the job, before and after which Chris was the clear first choice. We are delighted that he and Kit Symons, his assistant manager, have joined us, and are now focused on working together to get the football club moving in the right direction.’

Coleman himself said of the appointment.

‘It`s an honour to be appointed the manager of Sunderland AFC and I`m over the moon that the club believes I am the right man. The club worked incredibly hard to make sure we were a good fit and to show me the potential that can be achieved here.’

Adding.

‘I believe that every person at this football club, every player and every supporter has a part to play in getting us back to where we belong.’

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