History: The Managers

I didn't bring the magic. It's always been here... I just came back to find it.
Bob Stokoe reflecting on Sunderland's '73 FA Cup final win at Wembley.

Sunderland have been managed by some of the greatest coaches in the game from Tom Watson, who guided the club to three First Division titles, to Bob Stokoe who led the Lads to the greatest FA Cup shock in history and promotion from Division Two.

In recent times Peter Reid captured Wearside hearts by securing two promotions and the club's highest Premier League finishes to date, and you can explore every single manager to take charge of the club in the grid below from Watson to Wilkinson.

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