Jack Ross is set to be confirmed as Sunderland’s new manager tomorrow.
St Mirren confirmed this evening they’ve given Sunderland permission to speak to the highly-rated Jack Ross, hours after we reported at lunchtime a broad agreement was in place between Sunderland and the Scottish PFA Manager of the Year.
Ross will earn £350,000 – five times his St Mirren salary – and he has accepted the job after being promised the minimum of a year to turn things round.
He’s agreed a two- year deal, with the option of a third. St Mirren are due £50,000 compensation for Ross’s services, but are seeking more given the nature of the approach.
Ross led St Mirren to promotion in his first full campaign in charge. The Scot’s work while winning the Championship north of the border has attracted admirers and last week he held “advanced talks” with Ipswich over their vacancy.