Coleman holds Sunderland shirt during his presentation as the club's new manager, 20-11-2017, photo courtsey of skysports
CAIRO – 20 November 2017 : Sunderland has reached an agreement with Welsh manager Chris Coleman to manage the club. Coleman signed a two and a half year contract with the “Black Cats”.
Coleman revealed his happiness to manage such a historic club, saying, “It might be the biggest club that I ever manage. I've come into this job with my eyes open. I know I won't be able to splash the cash, but this is a fantastic opportunity. If you're a manager, you can go through your career without having managed a big club.”
Coleman has a difficult mission to save the North Eastern club, which won only one game after 17 fixtures in the championship.
Sunderland is suffering in the championship. They are in the bottom of the table with only 11 points and are now the first club to never win a home game in 20 consecutive games.
Sunderland, after more than a third of the season, are threatened to be relegated to League 1.
Coleman is used to the challenges, as he managed the Welsh national team from 2012, taking them to EURO 2016 in France for the first time.
He had a great campaign with the team as they reached the semi-finals, although they lost to the team who won the tournament – Portugal.
Coleman will return to managing English clubs for the first time since 2010 when he was Coventry City’s manager.