Sunderland appoint Sporting Director

Sunderland have appointed Lee Congerton as the club's Sporting Director

Who is Lee Congerton? Factfile

  • Played for Colywn Bay, Weymouth and Crewe Alexandria but career was cut short by injuries
  • Began coaching career as Youth System Director at Wrexham
  • Joined Liverpool as a coach in 2002
  • Moved to Chelsea in 2005 to become Youth Team Coach under Jose Mourinho. Was made Chief Scout after Frank Arnesen was appointed Sporting Director
  • Joined Hamburg SV as Technical Director in 2011
  • Appointed Sporting Director at Sunderland on 12 March 2014

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Congerton "delighted" with Sunderland role

Sunderland have appointed Lee Congerton as the club's Sporting Director.

Speaking about his new role, he said:

"I'm delighted to join Sunderland AFC and would like to thank the Board and owner for this great opportunity. Working alongside Gus and his team was one of the influential factors in me joining the club and something that I am very much looking forward to."

– Lee Congerton