SUNDERLAND’s financial report for 2018-19 reflects, to a certain degree, a club that remains one of English football’s great enigmas – an institution with a strong heritage, fanatical support but a barren trophy cabinet. Sunderland, since 1970, have been promoted eight times and relegated on 10 occasions. After the disastrous double relegation of 2017 and 2018, Sunderland find themselves in a worrying place. Their finances dwarf their League One rivals, but also highlight the fall of the club since Premier League when Sunderland’s turnover was £ 123 million. Changing hands The current owner, Stewart Donald, who was previously owner of non-league Eastleigh, wants to sell the club and is looking for £ 37.6 million to end the relationship. He stepped down as chairman on…