Sunderland In Talks To Sign David Miliband

Chris Wright

12th, January 2011


By Chris Wright

Yep, you heard/read that right. Sunderland’s big-name January signing is looking likely to be none other than the former Foreign Secretary David Miliband – who is, if memory serves, a staunch Gooner by trade.

After losing out to his younger brother, ‘Red’ Ed Miliband, in the race for the Labour party leadership, it seems as though Miliband the elder is now on the verge of joining chairman Niall Quinn on the Black Cats’ board in a non-executive, vice-chairman capacity that will see him focus on both the club’s international and community work in return for £50,ooo a year.

So said Quinn himself:

“We are always challenging ourselves to find new ways to grow and develop the club and to make it stronger. We have had talks with David Miliband about a non-executive role at the club, but have nothing further to report at the moment.”

And here’s me thinking they needed another striker.

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  1. Rich says:

    they could do with a left winger…

  2. Tinez says:

    As a South Shields resident (Miliband is my MP) and Newcastle supporter, I am quite glad to see a loser joining the mackems. I don’t think that he should be as partisan as this considering the town is split down the centre in terms of support.

    I’ve also heard Sunderland fans claiming this will bring more publicity and support to the club. A totally laughable claim.

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