New Sunderland manager Jack Ross during the press conference at the Academy of Light, Sunderland.

New Sunderland manager Jack Ross has been speaking about the style of play he wants to implement at the Stadium of Light next season following his move from St Mirren.

Ross will have a big rebuild on his hands this summer as the club looks to slash the wage bill in preparation for their campaign in English football’s third tier.

The Scottish manager earned a reputation north of the border for playing exciting football with a youthful, exuberant squad, scoring plenty of goals in the process as he took St Mirren from relegation candidates in 2016-17 to winners of the Scottish Championship in 2017-18.

New Sunderland owner Stewart Donald will be the hoping the PFA Scotland Manager of the Year can replicate his style and success with The Black Cats.

Ross told the Sunderland Echo: “I think that I’ve always been conscious as a manager not to pin myself down into playing one particular way.

“You have to be adaptable but you also want core aspects to how you do things and that is probably been reflected in all the teams that I’ve managed. They’ve all had an energy about them, a pace about them, they’ve been dynamic.

He added: “Of course, it’s a challenge to get the players we need to be capable of playing in that manner but I think it is important for us to try and play that way. It suits what we have in terms of our stadium and our facilities. That’s what I’m looking forward to trying to create.”

Ross also enjoyed an impressive home record with St Mirren last season, winning the 14 of their 18 home matches at St Mirren Park.

In contrast Sunderland had a terrible home record on their way to relegation from the Championship last season taking just 16 points from their 23 matches at the Stadium of Light.

This is something Ross will be looking to reverse in League One as Sunderland aim to bounce back at the first attempt.

He said: “To be successful in any league, your home form has to be a cornerstone of that. It’s something that have you to get right.”

“If we get that right, because of who we are, it will become hugely powerful and it will make it very difficult for teams who come here.

“You don’t want it to be enjoyable for teams, when the facilities are so good it can be for opposition teams, they look forward to it.

“So you want to make sure that when the game starts they don’t enjoy it, they’re smothered by it. It’s a challenge for us but certainly not an impossible one.”