This is why FPP Sunderland representative will be at Stadium of Light next month

Sunderland’s new American investors are set to return to Wearside in December – as they attend a board meeting at the club.

FPP Sunderland – the group containing businessmen Glenn Fuhrman, Robert Platek and John Phelan – finalised a £10million investment into the Black Cats in October, bringing to an end a long saga which also involved the trio discussing a potential takeover of the club.

Ultimately, however, a loan to Madrox Partners – Stewart Donald’s holding company – was secured.

Platek and Phelan have both been spotted on Wearside in the past as they took in the 3-1 win over AFC Wimbledon earlier this term, and a representative from the group is set to head to Sunderland in December for a board meeting.

Sunderland's new investors are heading back to Wearside

Speaking at a club talk-in, executive director Charlie Methven said: “I think they’d like to see more of the club and how the club works.

“One of their representatives will be coming to a board meeting in December to see how we operate.

“They’ll certainly be taking a very keen interest – how the playing side develops, how the fans react – they’ll be interested in all aspects of this.

“As a club, I hope as we move forward we can all put our best foot forward and be the best we can possibly be.


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“If Sunderland AFC can be the best it can be, then it will be an enormously attractive proposition – not just to this group.”