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EXCLUSIVE: Stewart Donald is the new owner of Sunderland AFC after EFL grant takeover approval

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The Ellis Short era is over at Sunderland AFC. Welcome, Stewart Donald!

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Roker Report can this afternoon confirm that talks between Stewart Donald, Ellis Short and the EFL went well today and that the new owners were given approval by the governing body to complete their takeover of Sunderland AFC.

The meeting - which was held today at the EFL headquarters - was a successful one, and Donald can now begin to finalise his deal with Ellis Short to become the new owner.