First team: Potter to join backroom staff

Sunderland AFC are delighted to announce that John Potter is to join the club as first team coach.

Potter will leave his post as a coach at Scottish club Dunfermline to link up with Jack Ross and his assistant James Fowler.

The 38-year-old is well known by Ross as they previously played together at St Mirren between 2008 and 2010. 

Speaking about the second addition to his backroom staff, Ross said: “I’m delighted to add John to the coaching team.

“He has terrific attributes as a coach and his personality and work ethic, allied to his past experience, will be of huge benefit in helping young players make the transition from Academy to first team.”

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