Three former Sunderland managers make sport rich list

WORTH �29m ... Roy Keane.
WORTH �29m ... Roy Keane.
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They might not have seen much good fortune on the pitch, but three ex-Sunderland managers have been named as some of the richest bosses in the game.

Roy Keane, Steve Bruce and Martin O’Neill all made it into the Sunday Times’ Sport Rich List for football managers.

Previously unissued photo of Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday March 30, 2013. Martin O'Neill parted company with Sunderland last night after the Black Cats slipped deeper into relegation trouble. See PA story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

Previously unissued photo of Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday March 30, 2013. Martin O'Neill parted company with Sunderland last night after the Black Cats slipped deeper into relegation trouble. See PA story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

The list, which was released today, reveals the bosses are worth a combined £55m.

Keane, who left the Black Cats in 2008 and is now without a club after leaving Ipswich Town two years ago, is worth £29m.

He comes second in the league, with only his old boss at Manchester United Sir Alex Ferguson ahead of him on £34m.

Bruce, now challenging for promotion to the Premier League with Hull City, has some way to go to catch up with his old Red Devils team mate.

WORTH �14m ... Steve Bruce.

WORTH �14m ... Steve Bruce.

The 52-year-old, who was sacked by Sunderland in 2011, is worth £14m and lies in seventh place in the list, jointly with former team mate Mark Hughes.

The former central defender is doing better than his replacement at the Stadium of Light Martin O’Neill however, who is worth £12m.

O’Neill, 61, fills the last spot in the rich list, alongside England manager Roy Hodgson and Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez, who makes an appearance on the list for the first time. Other names on the list include Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger, worth £29m, Manchester City’s Roberto Mancini, who has amassed a £21m fortune and QPR manager Harry Redknapp, who has £13m in the bank.

The Sunday Times list, which will be published this weekend, also includes the wealthiest Formula One drivers in the UK.

That list is headed up by John Colum Crichton-Stuart, 7th Marquess of Bute – previously known as Johnny Dumfries, a driver for Lotus in the 1980s who is worth £110m.

Current drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button have some way to go to make up ground on Dumfries.

Hamilton, is now worth £60m, an increase of £5m since last year and Button, who has also added £5m to his fortune in the last year, is one place behind him on £58m.

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