New Sunderland owner Ellis Short is happy for chairman Niall Quinn to pull the strings.
He told safc.com: "Niall runs the club. Niall is a very smart footballer, very smart about the Premier League and is a wonderful Chairman of the club who knows more about football than I ever will, so I will be in the background and Niall will be running the show.
"I'll be involved in things like finance. With me coming in you get all of these other good ingredients that are already in place at the club and can add to that a streamlined decision making process, a streamlined Board and with some financial ability to make some moves - and we think that is the missing piece that this club has needed."