Niall Quinn aims to Make Poverty History at Sunderland
The International Development Secretary
Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has stepped down from his role and will take up a new position in charge of “international development” at the club.
Quinn was forced to make the move after the Black Cats failed in their attempts to lure Bono to the Stadium of Light.
The former Republic of Ireland international will not trot the globe to destinations including Vietnam, India, Abu Dhabi and Africa doing his best Bob Geldof impression and shouting “Give us the money. NOW!” at people.
Sunderland owner Ellis Short has taken over from Quinn as chairman.
He said: “With financial fair play rules coming into effect, it is essential for the long-term success of the club that we develop interests on a global scale and there’s no one better than Niall to sell the ethos of Sunderland to an international audience.
“He has been keen to drive this change for some time and I agree that it’s the way forward for us now.
“Assuming the position of chairman is a great honour and I will treat the role as guardian of this club with the utmost respect.”
Rubber wristbands to follow shortly.