Sunderland announce the departure of chief scout Bryan 'Pop' Robson
Sunderland have confirmed that chief scout Bryan 'Pop' Robson has left the club.
Last Updated: 03/05/13 10:58am
Manager Paolo Di Canio declined to comment on reports that the scouting system would be overhauled, but the Black Cats issued a statement on Friday announcing Robson is leaving with immediate effect.
Sunderland chief executive Margaret Byrne said: "We would like to place on record our thanks to Pop for his contribution to the club and we wish him well for the future."
The much-travelled and highly-experienced Robson joined the club in 2011 under then manager Steve Bruce.