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Ellis Short

Ellis Short is an American businessman and owner of English Premier League club Sunderland AFC. He was born on October 6, 1960, in Independence, Missouri and currently lives in Dallas, Texas. He has a net worth of an estimated $2bn built up through his career in private equity and hedge-fund management.

Gus Poyet manager of Sunderland

Mark Douglas: Sunderland recruitment worries understandable - but they've already done best deal

Getting Gus Poyet to sign a long-term contract was the most important deal of Sunderland's summer, even if they need more

The Stadium of Light, home of Sunderland AFC

Sunderland take a look at Italy defender Davide Astori

Black Cats are looking to recruit a statement signing and have added Astori to their hit-list of defender targets

Gus Poyet

Sunderland braced for Gus Poyet approach

Sunderland will resist any move by Southampton to make Gus Poyet their new manager

Nathan Dyer celebrates after scoring the first goal for Swansea City

Sunderland 1 Swansea 3: Mark Smith's match analysis

Black Cats end the season in 14th place as Sunderland's survival party peters out into defeat

David Moyes, who was sacked from his position of Manchester United manager

The Agenda: Has the era of stability in football come to an end?

Chief sports writer Mark Douglas examines whether football's stability philosophy has suffered a damaging blow with the sacking of David Moyes

Gus Poyet, head coach of Sunderland

Under-fire Gustavo Poyet has backing of Sunderland chairman Ellis Short

Gustavo Poyet has admitted Sunderland need a "miracle" to avoid relegation - but he at least retains the support of chairman Ellis Short

Mike Ashley

Mark Douglas: Unanswered North East football questions need to be addressed

Ellis Short and Mike Ashley made catastrophic errors this season, so why should we have faith in them now ponders Mark Douglas

The Stadium of Light, home of Sunderland AFC

Financial figures show task facing Sunderland as they rebuild

Gustavo Poyet and new chief scout Lee Congerton will have to pay down Sunderland's debts as they rebuild the squad for next season

Vincent Kompany of Manchester City tackles Fabio Borini of Sunderland

Sunderland 1 Manchester City 3: Mark Douglas' match analysis

Black Cats' first half brilliance counts for nothing - but now they must gather up the positives for challenges ahead

Chairman of Sunderland AFC, Ellis Short

Mark Douglas: Ellis Short is reaping the rewards

Sunderland chairman has made mistakes, but he's rectified them quickly and ruthlessly, and now Cats are on the right track

Sunderland head coach Gustavo Poyet during his side's match against Stoke City

Gus Poyet: Repeat of Saturday is a non-starter for Sunderland

Sunderland coach Gustavo Poyet will do some soul-searching to ensure there is no repeat of Saturday's sloppy start at Old Trafford on Wednesday

The Stadium of Light, home of Sunderland AFC

Welshman among favourites to replace Robert De Fanti at Sunderland

Sunderland may look to Hamburg’s highly-rated technical director Lee Congerton to replace dismissed Robert De Fanti

Steven Fletcher and Fabio Borini (L) of Sunderland look dejected

The Agenda: How can struggling Sunderland save their season?

Sunderland AFC are running out of time as they hope to save their season. Mark Douglas considers how they can do it

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet calls for stars to save him cash

Sunderland AFC boss Gus Poyet challenges his players to prove themselves to help avoid relegation

Gus Poyet

Gus Poyet eyeing January swoop for midfielder son Diego

Charlton have indicated a desire to keep Poyet Junior, but with Ellis Short apparently willing to loosen the purse strings in the New Year

Niall Quinn is awarded the Freedom of Sunderland

Niall Quinn: Future bodes well for Sunderland after Di Canio debacle

Former Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has labelled the regime of Paolo Di Canio as a "debacle", but has been impressed with the job done by his replacement Gus Poyet

Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear watch Newcastle United in action

Mark Douglas: Power brokers are avoiding scrutiny

They wouldn't stand for it in Bulgaria - so why should we? Mark Douglas looks at direct action in the Premier League

Gus Poyet

Gustavo Poyet set to be named as next SAFC manager

Former Brighton and Hove Albion manager Gustavo Poyet is set to succeed Paolo Di Canio as Sunderland manager

Sunderland caretaker manager, Kevin Ball

Ball wants new Sunderland manager appointed during international break

Kevin Ball believes it would be better for everyone if Sunderland named their next manager in the forthcoming international break

Kevin Ball, Sunderland's caretaker manager

Kevin Ball to be rewarded regardless of job

Sunderland's caretaker manager Kevin Ball will be given more duties even if he does not become head coach on a permanent basis

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