sport news Two Championship managers are SACKED as Tony Mowbray is dismissed by Sunderland ... trends now
Mowbray's assistant, Mark Venus, has also departed, with Mick Dodds placed in temporary charge of the first-team.
The Black Cats featured in last season's play offs under Mowbray before losing to eventual promotion winners Luton, however have struggled so far this season.
Mowbray oversaw 65 matches at Sunderland's helm, recording 1.46 points-per-match, after replacing Alex Neil who left to join Sunderland in August last year.
Sunderland parted company with first-team manager Tony Mowbray after 15 months in charge
Swansea have also sacked first-team manager Michael Duff after a difficult run of form
Sunderland's sporting director Kristjaan Speakman announced Mowbray's sacking via the club's official website, stating: 'This was a difficult decision to make.
'But we remain loyal to our ambition