Quinn confirms Ricky departure

It emerged last month that Sbragia, who took over the hotseat in

the immediate aftermath of Roy Keane’s departure and kept the club

in the Premier League, was to end his spell on Wearside. Quinn has

now confirmed that he has left his role as chief scout, to which he

was appointed in the wake of Steve Bruce’s arrival, by mutual

consent. The chairman told the club’s official website: “Ricky has

been a tremendous servant to our club – firstly in a coaching

capacity, then of course taking the helm after the departure of Roy

Keane and latterly as chief scout. “Ricky is a true footballing man

and we will always be grateful to him for everything he has done

for the club. We wish him all the best for the future.”