Sunderland have named Sam Allardyce as their new manager on a two-year deal.
The Premier League club announced the news on Friday evening, having opened talks with him in a bid to replace Dick Advocaat, who left his post last Sunday.
The news of Allardyce's arrival to the Stadium of Light means the Black Cats will have someone in place ahead of their trip to West Brom on October 17.
Allardyce has been on holiday in Spain as Sunderland's interest in him became an open secret, but chairman Ellis Short has persuaded him to resume his career on Wearside following his exit from West Ham after four years at the end of last season.
Short said on Sunderland's official website: "I am very pleased to welcome Sam to our football club."
UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against the Scottish Football Association for its handling of Thursday's Euro 2016 qualifier between Scotland and Poland at Hampden Park.
The governing body listed "insufficient organisation", "field invasions by supporters" and "stairways blocked" among its concerns that arose during the 2-2 draw.
The same action is being taken against the Polish Football Federation.
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"Twenty-five years ago (Liverpool's last title) is a long time. In this time all people have tried to get better, to improve, to take the next title.
"But history is only the base for us. It is all the people are interested in but you don't take history in your backpack and carry it with you for 25 years.
"We can wait for it but I don't want to say we can wait 20 years.
"If we sit here in four years I think we'll have won one title - I'm pretty sure."
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Sunderland have targeted former Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce as the man to replace Dick Advocaat.
Allardyce, who left West Ham in the summer, is no stranger to Sunderland having represented the club as a player.
The former Bolton boss is thought to be keen on taking the role at the Stadium of Light despite their lowly position in the league.
Black Cat officials are keen to get a deal done before the club's next game against West Brom.
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