Sunderland's Head of Recruitment recovering after major heart surgery
Tony Coton is recovering at home after undergoing a quintuple heart bypass last month.
Sunderland's Head of Recruitment thanked staff at BMI the Alexandra Hospital for their care.
Coton joined the club, where he played as a goalkeeper in the 1996-97 season, in the summer and has been a vital part of the club's overhaul under Jack Ross.
Coton previously worked as Steve Bruce's Chief Scout at Aston Villa.