According to The Telegraph, Parkinson will be officially announced as the Sunderland manager on Thursday.
It has been reported that the former Bradford City and Bolton Wanderers manager has got the nod ahead of Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth due to his experience of “managing at big clubs with high expectations in League One”.
Phil Parkinson not the worse appointment for @SunderlandAFC if it’s true. Some will say it’s a cheap option, however he has experience getting up from this division and that is ultimately the aim for the club. #safc— Stephen Elliott (@SleevesElliott) October 16, 2019
Sunderland have not made a great start to the season, but the Black Cats remain in a very good position to challenge for automatic promotion to the Championship.
The Black Cats are ninth in the League One table at the moment with 19 points from 11 matches, eight points behind leaders Ipswich Town and four points behind second-placed Wycombe.
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