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David Milliband set to take on role at Sunderland AFC

Wed 12th Jan 2011 | Football Club Management

Sunderland AFC have today confirmed that they are in talks with South Shields MP David Miliband.

The club released a statement via their website today confiming that they are in talks with the former Foreign Secretary over a the possibility of him taking on a non-executive role at the club

The statement read; “Following media speculation today Sunderland AFC has today confirmed that the club is speaking with former Foreign Secretary and Labour MP David Miliband regarding a non executive role at the club.”

Speaking of the move, club chairman Niall Quinn said "We're 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."

The move will see Milliband focus on the club’s international and community work, according to a club spokesman.

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