Sunday 26 May 2019

Sunderland close in on deal for St Mirren manager Ross

Jack Ross. Photo: PA Wire
Jack Ross. Photo: PA Wire

Sunderland have been given permission to speak to St Mirren boss Jack Ross about the managerial vacancy at the Stadium of Light, the Scottish club has confirmed.

Ross has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Chris Coleman on Wearside in recent days and new owner Stewart Donald has now made his move.

A statement issued said: "St Mirren Football Club can confirm we received a formal approach from Sunderland AFC this afternoon for permission to speak to our manager Jack Ross. "After agreeing to our terms, we have reluctantly given them permission to speak to Jack about their vacant manager's position."

Donald also confirmed that progress had been made via his Twitter account.

He tweeted: "We have agreed terms."

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