Sunderland set to appoint former Bolton manager Phil Parkinson as their new boss

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Sunderland set to appoint former Bolton manager Phil Parkinson as their new boss to replace Jack Ross

  • Sunderland sacked Jack Ross as manager after just over a year in charge
  • Phil Parkinson resigned as manager of crisis-torn Bolton in August
  • Sunderland currently sit ninth in League One, four points off second place 

Phil Parkinson is poised to become the new manager of Sunderland.

The 51-year old, who resigned as manager of crisis torn Bolton Wanderers in August, is expected to be confirmed as the successor to Jack Ross within 24 hours.

Ross was sacked last week after winning five of the opening 11 league games to leave Sunderland in ninth position, eight points off League One leaders Ipswich Town.

Phil Parkinson resigned as Bolton Wanderers manager in August after three years at the club

Phil Parkinson resigned as Bolton Wanderers manager in August after three years at the club

Sunderland had discussed a number of candidates including Gareth Ainsworth at Wycombe but Parkinson is free and has experience of taking Bolton and Colchester out of the division. Securing promotion will be the remit of owner Stewart Donald.

Sunderland face Ainsworth’s Wycombe this weekend. They had also considered Coventry City’s Mark Robins and Paul Cook of Wigan.

Ainsworth was also a target for Millwall but is expected to stay at Adams Park.

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