SUNDERLAND have introduced Lee Johnson as their new supervisor.
The previous Bristol Metropolis boss has penned a two-and-a-half-year take care of the Black Cats.
Lee Johnson was accountable for Bristol Metropolis from 2016 till 2020Credit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Johnson will take cost of Sunderland for the primary time throughout right now’s recreation towards Wigan.
The 39-year-old has been out of labor since July when he was sacked by Bristol Metropolis.
He arrives on the membership as a alternative for Phil Parkinson, who was sacked at the end of last month.
After placing pen to paper with the Black Cats, he claimed to see a lot ‘potential’ throughout the membership.
As issues stand, Sunderland are seventh in League One with six wins from 14 video games.
Talking on the membership web site, Johnson mentioned: “Chatting with Kristjaan, Jim and the house owners, I used to be completely blown away by their plans and desires for the membership.
“I can see a lot potential and I see it all over the place. I see it within the league and the way we will step up, I see it within the amenities, I see it in the neighborhood and the fervour the individuals of Sunderland have, and I additionally see it within the academy.
“The sensation I bought from the possession group [made this the right club for me]. There was different curiosity, however that doesn’t matter now and I wish to achieve success and to see a courageous new Sunderland.
“I wish to be daring in my very own choices, I wish to be daring for the workforce in the best way that we play and the philosophy that we play to, however I additionally need the membership to make daring choices and that’s what I’ve really purchased into.
“Now we have to attach the workforce and the fan base as a result of that may be actually highly effective at a membership like this.”
Johnson grew to become the youngest supervisor within the EFL when he was appointed Oldham Athletic boss in 2013, aged 31.
He joined Barnsley in 2015 earlier than making the transfer to Bristol Metropolis in 2016.
Throughout his taking part in profession, he most notably performed for Yeovil City, Hearts, Bristol Metropolis, Derby, Chesterfield and Kilmarnock.