Juan Sartori set to attend season opener as Stewart Donald talks Sunderland plans

Juan Sartori will shortly be confirmed as a Sunderland director and is planning to attend saturday's clash with Charlton Athletic, Stewart Donald has told supporters.

Tuesday, 31st July 2018, 9:07 am
Updated Tuesday, 31st July 2018, 9:13 am
Juan Sartori looks set to be confirmed as a Sunderland director

The Uruguayan businessman has bought a 20% stake in the club and has now been granted EFL approval.

Donald confirmed that the deal will be finalised in the coming days and that Sartori will be at the Stadium of Light this Saturday.

Juan Sartori looks set to be confirmed as a Sunderland director

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Speaking to fans at the Red & White Army AGM, Donald also revealed that he hopes to have Sunderland back as a stable Premier League club within five years.

Sartori's connections in the game are sees as key to that vision and Donald expects him to play a major role as Sunderland move forward.

The Red & White Army were formed last season to try and improve relations between the club and supporters.

While the club's communication has increased dramatically since Donald's takeover, the group intend to ensure they are a 'consistent, measured voice throughout the ups and downs'.

Stewart Donald and managing director Tony Davison addressed a wide range of issues at the meeting, which can be seen here.

Supporters can also find out more about the Red & White Army here.