1. ITV Report

Chief Executive Martin Bain leaves Sunderland Football Club

Sunderland's Martin Bain has left the club Photo: PA

Sunderland Football Club's Chief Executive has left the club. Sunderland have made the decision to make the position of CEO redundant as part of the shake-up at the top of the club. Stewart Donald officially took over at the Stadium of Light yesterday.

We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Martin for all of his efforts during his time at the club and in particular for his work during the takeover process, which we very much appreciate. We wish him well for the future.”

– SAFC's owner, Stewart Donald

My position of CEO at Sunderland AFC has been made redundant and I will be leaving the club with immediate effect.

I wish the new owners and those involved with the club moving forward, well for the future.

During the last two years I have had the honour and pleasure of working alongside a dedicated and passionate group of staff, who have nothing but the best interests of the club at their core. I am hugely appreciative of the steadfast support they have given me and I truly hope that they get to enjoy happier times.

It has been a testing period personally in exceptionally difficult circumstances and I sincerely wish for a brighter future for the club and its supporters."

– Martin Bain