Former Bradford and Bolton manager Phil Parkinson has been confirmed as the new manager of Sunderland.
Parkinson takes more than Jack Ross, who was sacked a week with all the club in Sky Bet League One.
The 51-year-old will be combined by Steve Parkin, together using the pair in the dugout for Saturdays match with Wycombe, whose manager Gareth Ainsworth, was known to have been a candidate for the position.
Parkinson, who has handled Hull, Colchester and Charlton, resigned from his place and is excited with his new challenge.
Its both a privilege and immense responsibility to be appointed manager of this great club, he told Sunderlands official website.
I have been in football quite a while now, and Sunderlands immense history, the passion of its fanbase and its amazing facilities are mythical within the game.
It is up to me to assemble on the work of my predecessor and provide the success the fans are so desperate for.
This is a great squad of players, and I love the challenge of working with them to reach our objective of promotion from League One.
Sunderland chairman Stewart Donald explained Parkinson since theprime candidate for the function, as they seem to reignite their flagging promotion push.
Phil has an established track record when it comes to achieving promotion and Im thrilled to welcome him to Sunderland, said Donald.
Throughout a rigorous recruitment procedure, it gradually became evident that he was the prime candidate to take the team forward. He is put by his CV on our checklist. His testimonials from within the game set him aside.
I expect that Sunderland lovers will join me in welcoming him to our historical clubas we look forward to an exciting couple of months.
Parkinson guided League Two side Bradford in 2013 to the League Cup final and two decades later they defeated Premier League champions Chelsea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge.
He has also been named League One Manager of the Month in seven events.