The 45-year-old has agreed a two year contract and will be joined at Sunderland by his backroom staff Mauricio Taricco and Charlie Oatway.
Sunderland chairman Ellis Short said: “We analysed a wide range of candidates and believe that Gus’s track record, experience, commitment and passion make him the right man to take us forward.
“We welcome him to Sunderland.”
What is your opinion? Feel free to discuss the article under. You have to comment by using your Facebook profile. Be fair and have respect for other people and opinions!
Being an amiable guy is good for you and Jurgen Klopp is living proof.
Summer 2016 is set to be a very exciting time for football fans, as this is when the long awaited Euro 2016 tournament kicks off.