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Alex Neil takes charge of Sunderland

Alex Neil has been named new manager of Sunderland.

The Scot, 40, has penned a one-year rolling contract with the Black Cats.

Upon completing the deal, former Preston and Norwich boss Neil said: "It is a privilege to be Head Coach of Sunderland AFC.

"Everything that I saw from the players this morning made me really confident and gave me belief, so what we now need to do is replicate that on a matchday – when it matters – under scrutiny and under pressure.

"Our task is to try and win as many games as we possibly can and at this moment in time we are focused on this season and this season alone."

Sunderland sacked previous boss Lee Johnson after their 6-0 defeat to Bolton a fortnight ago.


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