Sunderland have decided to part ways with coaches Phil Jevons and David Preece, a report from Chronicle Live has said.
Sunderland will be hoping to shuffle around their playing squad in the summer transfer window.
Alex Neil will have his eyes on some fresh additions while bidding to maintain the core of the squad that earned a long-awaited promotion back to the Championship. Not only that, but it seems some changes to his coaching team await too.
According to Chronicle Live, Sunderland have let go of first-team coach Jevons and goalkeeper coach Preece.
It is said that both coaches have been told their services are no longer required at the Stadium of Light as part of a shake-up to Neil’s backroom staff ahead of the 2022/23 campaign. The conversations took place on Tuesday with Neil and Kristjaan Speakman just a day before the start of pre-season, the report states.
While the decisions to part ways with both Jevons and Preece have raised some eyebrows, neither were brought in by Neil himself.
Both arrived during Lee Johnson’s tenure at the Stadium of Light, so it seems the Sunderland boss is looking to either bring in his own men or shuffle around the current coaching team to account for their departures.
Pre-season training began on Wednesday and the Black Cats will be determined to ride the momentum picked up since Neil’s appointment.
Bringing in some of his own coaches or shaping it to his liking will only help Neil further embed his ethos and standards at Sunderland.