Watch video report above as Sunderland fans react to the news Jack Ross has left Sunderland
Sunderland AFC announced this afternoon that it had terminated the contract of manager Jack Ross.
In May 2018, the 43-year-old signed a two-year contract with the Black Cats after compensation was agreed for him to move to the Stadium of Light from St Mirren.
At the time, Ross said: "I feel I’ve always been fairly pragmatic about the choices I’ve made career-wise, and for me this a really good fit. Time will be the proof in that, but I’m very confident."
On Saturday, Sunderland lost 2-0 to Lincoln City. They currently sit in 6th place in League One.
In a statement to the League Managers Association, Jack Ross said:
It has been an honour to have the responsibility and privilege of managing Sunderland AFC for the past eighteen months, and it is with regret that I leave my position there.
SAFC chairman Stewart Donald said:
This is a decision that has been made with a heavy heart. When we arrived at the club 18 months ago, we appointed Jack because we felt that he was the right man to take Sunderland forward over a number of years.
Jack Ross' record at Sunderland
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