Sunderland AFC can confirm that managing director Tony Davison has left the club.
SAFC would like to thank Tony for his contribution following a successful 18-month period, during which he played a pivotal role in helping to turn around the club’s commercial operation.
Executive director Charlie Methven said: “We have all thoroughly enjoyed working alongside Tony throughout the last 18 months.
“It’s been extremely hard graft on his part and the club’s success came at immense personal sacrifice, with long hours and long weeks spent away from his home and family.
“As such, we all felt that it was the right time to part ways. We look forward to welcoming Tony back to the Stadium of Light as a guest on many future occasions, and he remains a close friend.”