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MANAGER UPDATE: Sunderland owner confirms new man has agreed to take over - announcement soon!

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We could have a new manager in place by the end of today.

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Stewart Donald today confirmed in an interview with TalkSPORT that Sunderland have agreed terms with their new manager, and that an announcement could come by the end of today.

Contracts are with club lawyers and Donald said he’s delighted with the news.

Donald said the new man will sign a two year deal with the option for an extension based on performance.

Though he wouldn’t be drawn on names, he did deny it was Mick McCarthy, Neil Lennon, Frank Lampard, Kevin Phillips, Roy Keane or Chris Coleman.

Expect more news to develop throughout today!