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.


Ellis Short in no hurry to appoint new Sunderland boss

Ellis Short will not be rushed into making a decision on the next Sunderland boss and may delay his call until at least the middle of next week

Gus Poyet interested in vacant Sunderland job

Gus Poyet has declared his interest in being Paolo Di Canio's successor for the vacant Sunderland job

The Agenda: What next for Sunderland after Paolo Di Canio's sacking?

Questions have to be asked about the Sunderland's structure after the sacking of Paolo Di Canio, and Ellis Short is the man to answer them

The Agenda: Why does North East football lurch from crisis to crisis?

There's never a dull moment with North East football teams but why do they always seem to be in crisis?

Sunderland may need to persuade Roberto Di Matteo to take job

Sunderland AFC are facing a big fight to secure Roberto Di Matteo as the successor to Paolo Di Canio who was sacked on Sunday night

Sunderland not finished bringing in new signings

Sunderland AFC are not done with summer spending spree as they look to bring Greek winger Charis Mavrias to Wearside

Paolo Di Canio demands link man for Sunderland

The Black Cats boss has declared that Sunderland are “struggling” in midfield and need a playmaker who can become their “key” man this term

Sunderland clearout set to gather pace

Paolo Di Canio is keen to speed up Sunderland's clearout of players in order to raise funds to bring in more new faces

Stuart Rayner: Manager’s remit different in modern game

The role of an English football manager has changed immeasurably over the last 15 years

The Agenda: Can a director of football succeed in England?

Directors of football have often been regarded with suspicion in English football but Sunderland have taken the plunge. Stuart Rayner asks two men to have done the job how it can work

The Agenda: What is Paolo Di Canio thinking at Sunderland?

Aut viam inveniam aut faciam. As a keen student of Roman history, Paolo Di Canio will recognise the sentiment – even if the Latin words don’t immediately register to Sunderland’s workaholic head coach

Keiren Westwood set to be given his chance at Sunderland

SUNDERLAND are set to give Keiren Westwood an opportunity to prove his Premier League credentials next season with Simon Mignolet poised to become a Liverpool player before the end of the week.

Sunderland set to make new Alfred Duncan bid

SUNDERLAND’S attempts to exploit the Italian market will lead to a follow-up bid for Inter Milan prospect Alfred Duncan next week.

Sunderland AFC get busy on recruitment front

SUNDERLAND’S new era has officially begun with the confirmation of the appointment of new director of football Roberto De Fanti and chief scout Valentino Angeloni.

Middlesbrough struggle to fund Danny Graham bid

MIDDLESBROUGH are unlikely to offer an escape route to Sunderland’s misfiring striker Danny Graham.

Keiren Westwood's Sunderland future thrown in doubt

SUNDERLAND will definitely lose one top-class international goalkeeper this summer as Keiren Westwood warned he cannot allow a repeat of last season's "disaster".

The Agenda: What’s next in Ellis Short's Sunderland stewardship?

Four years on from taking complete control at the Stadium of Light, Ellis Short has redrawn the blueprint. James Hunter takes a look back at the American’s time on Wearside – and ponders what lies ahead for Sunderland

New tack as chairman Ellis Short redraws the blueprint

BACK in 2008, Niall Quinn sold Ellis Short a dream. Sunderland was a sleeping giant.

Modibo Diakite to sign long-term contract with Sunderland

SUNDERLAND’S summer overhaul has continued with a move for Lazio’s highly-rated defender Modibo Diakité.

Basel midfielder Cabral is eyeing up move to Sunderland

SUNDERLAND have made their first major signing of the summer, according to an agent of Basel midfielder Cabral.

Attacking strategy excites Adam Johnson

ADAM Johnson has been boosted by Paolo Di Canio’s assurances he wants to turn Sunderland into an “exciting” attacking side – after admitting Martin O’Neill’s safety-first strategy was a source of serious frustration last year.

Mark Douglas: Cats need to buy smarter or it’s a safe bet they’ll toil again

There was a certain irony about the way Phil Bardsley’s Sunderland career came caving in on him over the weekend

Paolo Di Canio gets tough by putting holidays on hold

PAOLO Di Canio celebrated survival by getting tough with his Sunderland stars – slapping seven with fines and warning them to cancel any pre-planned holidays, because he wants them in training next week.

Paolo Di Canio mood lifted by call from Ellis Short

PAOLO Di Canio did not smile when Wigan’s Emirates collapse confirmed Sunderland’s Premier League survival.

Connor Wickham future at Sunderland is in doubt

SUNDERLAND will play Premier League football next season but manager Paolo Di Canio has cast doubt on whether Connor Wickham will still be with them.

Paolo Di Canio's dream start turns into nightmare at Aston Villa

SUNDERLAND will part company with chief scout Bryan ‘Pop’ Robson this summer as part of a summer overhaul of their scouting network, the Journal can reveal.

The gamble of switching managers is not always the answer

TWENTY-THREE miles separate the Stadium of Light and Victoria Park but the emotions this week have been a world apart.

Enthusiasm bordering on zeal as SAFC boss Di Canio spreads the message

SURPRISING as it might be to hear, Paolo Di Canio was a picture of restraint in the tunnel at St James’ Park.

Martin O'Neill: I am no managerial dinosaur

A DEFIANT Martin O’Neill has come out fighting against accusations that he is a managerial “dinosaur” and insists Ellis Short should have given him more time to rescue Sunderland from relegation.

Adam Johnson on life under Paolo Di Canio

ADAM Johnson has lifted the lid on the “different” and “demanding” new regime under Paolo Di Canio at Sunderland.

Adam Johnson spots a clear difference

ADAM Johnson has lifted the lid on the “different” and “demanding” new regime under Paolo Di Canio at Sunderland.

Paolo Di Canio aims to make a huge impression

PAOLO Di Canio was many things as a football player. He was an entertainer, a leader, a genius (flawed of course) and at times, by his own admission, a pain.

New SAFC coach Paolo di Canio must win hearts and minds

Stuart Rayner identifies the six key tasks which await new Sunderland head coach Paolo di Canio on Wearside

Late change in management is rarely a change for the better

PREMIER League history, such as it is, shows locking the stable door after the horse has bolted is never a good thing.

Paolo Di Canio is asked to rescue Sunderland

ELLIS Short last night took the biggest gamble of his four years as Sunderland chairman by appointing Paolo di Canio as the club’s new head coach.

Like Clough, Martin O'Neill needs his sidekick to succeed

At Sunderland Martin O’Neill recreated many of the methods of Brian Clough’s bygone era, yet failed to learn its main lesson, argues Stuart Rayner

'After the first four months, it has been disastrous' - Mark Douglas on Martin O'Neill

AN old friend from the Midlands told me about the day Martin O'Neill invited all of the Second City press pack to an end of season dinner.

Sunderland owner set Ellis Short to ring the changes at Stadium of Light

ELLIS Short remains absolutely convinced that Martin O’Neill is the right man to lead his Sunderland revolution.

What's happened to Martin O'Neill’s mojo?

WHATEVER happened to Martin O’Neill? You remember him, don’t you?

SAFC boss Martin O'Neill puts off day of reckoning

ABOUT two thirds of the way through Martin O’Neill’s pre-match media briefing, he moved to re-assert control of the red and white agenda.


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