Sunderland owner Stewart Donald reveals why he sacked Jack Ross

Jack Ross has left Sunderland AFC.

Jack Ross has left Sunderland this afternoon
Jack Ross has left Sunderland this afternoon

Stewart Donald says he made the decision with a ‘heavy heart’ and thanked the Black Cats boss for ‘achieving stability’ at the club.

James Fowler will take charge of the clash with Grimsby Town tonight.

“This is a decision that has been made with a heavy heart,” Donald said.

“When we arrived at the club 18 months ago, we appointed Jack because we felt that he was the right man to take Sunderland forward over a number of years.

“Jack has worked extremely hard, and has helped us achieve stability at the club, and I sincerely thank him for his efforts. I hope and believe that he will go on to have a successful career in management.”

The club statement said that the process to appoint a new manager ‘would start tomorrow.’

Donald took the decision with Sunderland sixth in the League One table.