An update has emerged regarding the future of Sunderland manager Jack Ross with a takeover of the club reported to be moving closer, report the Northern Echo.
With the takeover set to be finalised by the end of the week, Ross is set to be given the chance to continue his work as boss, despite speculation that the change may have seen him replaced.
Current owner Stewart Donald, who only took control of the club last summer, is set to sell the majority of his shares to billionaire businessman Michael Dell, represented by MSD Partners.
After failing to win promotion straight back to the Championship last season, the Black Cats came under pressure to make a change in the dug-out.
But they stuck by Ross, adamant on giving him another campaign to finish what he had started.
With seven matches played, Sunderland currently sit in fifth place, winning four, drawing two and losing one, although they still boast a game in hand on three of those sides above them.
Last weekend saw them beat Stanley convincingly away from home with Lynden Gooch, Aiden McGeady and Marc McNulty scoring before half-time to secure a 3-1 win.
I think this is a promising sign with regards the quality of their new owners.
It always makes me very sceptical when a change at the helm happens at a new manager is brought in straight away.
This at least shows that a good amount of consideration has been made and that they are willing to take their time to ensure that the right decisions are made.