Paul Bracewell was named Sam Allardyce’s assistant at Sunderland.
Bracewell was today named assistant manager to Sam Allardyce at Sunderland, and former Sunderland goalkeeper David Preece took to Twitter to react to the news, calling it a brilliant decision.
Brilliant news on Brace's appointment as assistant manager. Great choice. https://t.co/k1Lxpzk8hf— David Preece (@davidpreece12) October 22, 2015
Preece, who started his career with the Black Cats, shares the same feelings as many other Sunderland fans concerning Bracewell’s appointment, which saw the former midfielder make the step up from development coach to assistant manager.
Bracewell played 113 times for Sunderland during his career, also spending time with local rivals Newcastle, as well as Everton, where he won two league titles, the European Cup Winners’ Cup, and earned three caps for the England national team.
He is something of a hero around the Stadium of Light, and his appointment to assist Allardyce keeps the Wearside feeling around the club, following the manager’s return to the club he used to play for.
Allardyce has his work cut out to keep the Black Cats in the Premier League this season, but his job will be easier now that he has got a strong backroom staff in place, weeks after he was appointed manager of the Wearside outfit.