Job losses set for Sunderland AFC as relegation looms

Jobs are in danger at Sunderland AFC as the club begins to undertake a realignment of its “organisational structure”.

A statement released by the Black Cats read: that following a review of the club’s business operations, there will be a “reduction of the club’s workforce”.

The aim of this reduction is to ensure that the club is in a stronger position to move forward, although the number of jobs affected has not yet been specified.

Sunderland AFC’s chief executive, Martin Bain, said: “In recent months we have undertaken a detailed review of the club’s entire operation.

“It is clear that the business has lost its focus and we now have to ensure that we are better equipped to be able to concentrate on the areas that are key to taking Sunderland AFC forward.

“Our infrastructure provides a tremendous platform and it is important that we capitalise on this by channelling our efforts into those areas that will have an impact.

“We want to ensure that the football club is in the best possible position to grow stronger, both on and off the field. The decisions have not been taken lightly.

“The internal process required in order to undertake the changes has already commenced and club staff have been advised of the procedures and timescales involved.”

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