Steve Bruce

On this day

by Stuart Vose

Bruce takes over, Murphy joins and more.

2009 – Steve Bruce became Sunderland manager, succeeding Ricky Sbragia.

2005 – Darryl Murphy joined the club with Irish side Waterford receiving a £100,000 fee.

1999 – Welsh defender Andy Melville joined Fulham on a free transfer.

1889 – Tom Watson became Sunderland’s first paid manager on a weekly wage of 35 shillings.

Facts taken from the All The Dates book by Mike Gibson, still available from all club stores.