Sunderland have sacked Jack Ross, as announced by their official club website yesterday.

The 43-year-old was in charge at the Stadium of Light for 15 months.

Ross, who played for the likes of Clyde, Hartlepool United and Falkirk in his playing days, had previously managed Alloa Athletic and St Mirren before moving to the North-East.

He won 38 games out of his 75 at Sunderland and had a win percentage of 50.6%.

His Black Cats side reached the Checkatrade Trophy final last season but lost to Portsmouth at Wembley. They finished 4th in League One but lost in the Play-Off final against Charlton Athletic.

Sunderland have so won five out of 11 matches so far in this campaign but have decided to make a change as they aim for promotion to the Championship.

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Ross will now be in the hunt for a new job, with a return to the Scotland a distinct possibility.

Names such as Gareth Ainsworth, Kevin Phillips, Daniel Stendel and Paul Cook are in the running for the vacant Sunderland job now as they look for Ross’ successor.

Here is how the Black Cats fans have reacted on Twitter to Ross’ departure yesterday-

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