Phil Parkinson is the new Sunderland manager.

Sunderland manager Phil Parkinson has suggested to The Sunderland Echo that he will get funds to make signings in the January transfer window.

Parkinson has recently been appointed as the Sunderland manager following the departure of Jack Ross.

The Black Cats are aiming to finish in the top two of the League One table this season, but they are not doing too well at the moment.

Sunderland are ninth in the League One table at the moment with 19 points from 11 matches, as many as eight points behind leaders Ipswich Town and four behind second-placed Wycombe Wanderers.

The Black Cats may need new players in the January transfer window in order to boost their chances of automatic promotion to the Championship, and Parkinson has said that he is confident that he will be given funds if he needs them.

Parkinson told The Sunderland Echo: “There is a real desire to be successful. These months are about assessing the squad and if we need reinforcements in January, I’m sure we’ll be backed.”

Promotion challenge

Sunderland have a very good squad, and the Black Cats are very much in the race for automatic promotion to the Championship.

It is only still October, and there is enough time for Sunderland to pick up the points needed to end up in the top two of the league table.

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