Ellis Short hands over Sunderland DEBT FREE as Stewart Donald prepares to take control

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Ellis Short has cleared Sunderland's debts as Stewart Donals prepares take control.

Short, who has already capitalized over £100 million worth of debt during his tenure, has now written off the rest owed to him, believed to be around £70 million.

Ellis Short will hand over a debt free club to Stewart Donald

Ellis Short will hand over a debt free club to Stewart Donald

He has also taken on the debt owned to SBC, believed to be a similar figure.

The challenge now for Stewart Donald and his consortium of investors is to take on the club's onerous running costs, with Short injecting a significant some of money every month to keep the club afloat.

Sunderland will take a significant wage bill into League One and significant cuts on the playing side this summer are a certainty.