Sunderland extend Steve Bruce’s contract

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Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2014.

The 50-year-old has been in discussions about a new deal for some time. He arrived at the Stadium of Light in 2009.

“I’m delighted to have signed a new contract,” said Bruce.

“It’s a magnificent club from top to bottom.”

“We have the makings of a fantastic young team,” he added.

Chairman Niall Quinn said he was delighted his manager had signed a new deal.

“It was hugely important to bring stability to this football club and I firmly believe that in Steve we have the man to do just that,” he said.

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