Sunderland’s potential new owners have a huge early decision to make at the club.
Recent days have seen major changes at Sunderland with Chris Coleman sacked and the ownership of the club looking set to change hands after a hugely disappointing season from the Black Cats.
Preparations are underway for next season already as they aim to keep their stay in League One to a minimum. Whoever they bring in will have a huge task on their hands, even with a significant transfer budget, due to the high expectations which will mean results are needed in the short-term.
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