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Tony Mowbray: Sunderland sack head coach after 15 months in charge

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Tony Mowbray lost his final home game as Sunderland boss when his side were beaten by Huddersfield Town last week

Championship side Sunderland have sacked head coach Tony Mowbray after 15 months in charge.

The Black Cats have won just two of their past nine league games and have slipped to ninth, having made the play-offs last season.

Mowbray, 60, took over at Sunderland in August last year after Alex Neil left the club to join Stoke City.

“This was a difficult decision to make,” sporting director Kristjaan Speakman told the club website.

“But we remain loyal to our ambition and our strategy, and felt that now was the right moment to take this step.

“We are now focused on identifying the right candidate and we will continue to support our coaching team and players throughout the interim period.”

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