Sunderland 'Til I Die: Key characters in Netflix series revealed

The eight-part Neflix documentary will be available to fans on Friday December 14.

Friday, 14th December 2018, 7:15 am
Updated Friday, 14th December 2018, 7:32 am
Former Sunderland CEO Martin Bain.
Former Sunderland CEO Martin Bain.

Ahead of the big launch we look at the series' key characters and the parts they play from start to finish. Scroll down and flick through our gallery to find out.

The clubs CEO throughout the series. Appears heavily from the start and is regularly filmed in the boardroom during transfer and management negotiations.
Appointed Sunderlands new manager at the start of the series following the clubs relegation from the Premier League. Features during training sessions and meetings with his squad, as well as in the boardroom. Sacked halfway through the series following a poor run of results.

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Graysons replacement. Gives the club a lift when hes appointment in November 2017. Leaves his role following Sunderlands takeover in episode eight.
Colemans assistant who is often filmed alongside his manager on the touchline. Departs at the end of the series.
Sunderland academy manager during the series. Plays a big part in episode two when discussing transfer plans with Bain and head of recruitment Neale McDermott.
Former Sunderland captain and club ambassador during the series. Answers questions alongside Bain and Grayson during a fans forum in episode three.
BBC Newcastles Sunderland AFC commentator. Commentary is used during matchday footage throughout the series, alongside his co-commentator - Sunderland legend Gary Bennett.
Sunderlands longest serving player is filmed extensively at the start of the series and gives an honest interview following the Black Cats defeat at Barnsley in episode two.
Brought in as Sunderlands first-choice goalkeeper in episode one. Speaks honestly throughout the series about his difficult spell at the club.
Signed by Grayson on loan at the start of the series and is the clubs top scorer before leaving in January. Opens up on why he left the club before returning to the Stadium of Light with Aston Villa, when he scores against the Black Cats.
Another one of Graysons signings. Gives a revealing interview at the start of episode seven criticising new manager Chris Colemans tactics.
Often features in the treatment room following a lengthy injury halfway through the season. Apologises for drunkenly criticising the club and his teammates in episode one. Later has his contract terminated after admitting to drink driving.
One of Sunderlands younger players who scores his first goal for the club in episode two. Gives an emotional interview following the Black Cats relegation at the end of episode seven.
Signs for Sunderland on loan during the January transfer window. One of the main characters in episode six which shows behind the scenes footage of his comeback from injury.
Goalkeeper who joins the club from Dutch side FC Utrecht at the start of the series. Filmed on the treatment table after dislocating his finger in episode six.
Features in the background as Sunderland try to offload the high-earning midfielder. Decides to see out his contract at the end of the January transfer window, limiting the clubs transfer activity.
Brought in on deadline day of the January transfer window. After going eight games without a goal, he finally scores for the Black Cats in a 4-1 win over Derby.
Head of an international consortium which takes over Sunderland in episode eight. Filmed planning the clubs future following relegation from the Championship.
Becomes Sunderlands new executive director in episode eight. Filmed alongside Donald following the clubs takeover.
The Black Cats supporters feature throughout the series, showing their immense passion for the club while following the team up and down the country.