sport news boss Coleman jokes wife chooses where they live

boss Chris Coleman will let his wife decide where they live in the North-East - even if that means setting up home in Newcastle.

The 47-year-old’s partner, television presenter Charlotte Jackson, and their two young children arrived on Wearside this week and he wants to show his commitment to the club by moving his family to the area, something the majority of recent managers have failed to do.

And Coleman - who signed a deal until 2020 last month after quitting his position with Wales - said: ‘I’m not going to play it down, it will be where she wants to live!

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman said his wife Charlotte Jackson will choose where they live

boss Chris Coleman said his wife Charlotte Jackson will choose where they live

Former Wales boss Coleman wants to put down roots in the North East after being appointed

Former Wales boss Coleman wants to put down roots in the North East after being appointed

‘I will be in here every day, I will be out watching games. She needs to be happy and comfortable. It’s alright for me, I’ll be out working every day. So wherever she wants to go, that’s where we are going to end up.

‘We will look as soon as we can because although it sounds good living in a hotel, I can promise you it is not. I want to leave the training ground and come home to my own surroundings.’

He added: ‘I couldn’t do this commuting three or four times a week. It’s such a big job and big opportunity that if you are going to do it, it’s all in.

Sunderland fans have welcomed new boss Coleman's excitement at the challenge ahead 

fans have welcomed new boss Coleman's

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