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Daring to dream for an historic victory

Thousands of fans have travelled to Wembley. The Black Cats are the underdogs - but this is Sunderland, and anything could happen.

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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


Poyet welcomes Congerton to Sunderland

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has welcomed the arrival of Lee Congerton as the club's Sporting Director.

The Uruguayan said:

"I would like to welcome Lee to the club. Recruitment is one of the most important areas in football nowadays, so I'm looking forward to working alongside Lee for the best of the club."

– Gus Poyet, Sunderland AFC Head Coach

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


Hopes high as Sunderland arrive in Hull for FA Cup quarter final

Gus Poyet and his team have arrived in Hull ahead of this afternoon's FA Cup quarter final. A victory would give Sunderland another trip to Wembley.

Gus Poyet
Gus Poyet acknowledges fans as he arrives at the KC Stadium in Hull Credit: Richard Sellers/PA
Lee Cattermole
Lee Cattermole is applauded by Sunderland fans as the team arrives in Hull Credit: Richard Sellers/PA
Sunderland fans
Fans are daring to dream of another trip to Wembley Credit: Richard Sellers/PA
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