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Sunderland's assistant manager leaves the club

Paul Bracewell has left his role of assistant manager at Sunderland AFC with immediate effect.

A former Sunderland player, who spent four spells with the Black Cats, Bracewell returned to the club in a coaching capacity in 2013, joining the academy set-up.

He made the move to the first-team coaching staff in 2015, under Dick Advocaat.

Paul Bracewell has left Sunderland football club Credit: PA

"It has been a great honour to serve Sunderland AFC as a player, coach and assistant manager for a combined total of 10 years.

“I would like to thank the club and its staff, but also the supporters for the great backing I have received throughout my Sunderland career.

“I now look forward to the next challenge in my football career.”

– Paul Bracewell

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Honeyman signs new two-year contract with Sunderland

George Honeyman Credit: PA

Sunderland AFC midfielder George Honeyman has signed a new two-year contract.

The 22-year-old, who initially joined the Academy aged just 10, is now set to remain at the Stadium of Light until the 2018-19 season.

Speaking about his new contract, he said: “I am delighted to commit my future to the club where I have spent most of my football life. I am now looking forward to working hard over the summer in preparation for the new season.”

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