Manager Martin O’Neill revealed earlier this month that both parties had agreed to cancel the 34-year-old’s contract after 14 senior appearances, and now he has formally parted company with the Black Cats.
Chief executive Margaret Byrne told the club’s official website, www.safc.com: “We wish Louis all the very best for the future and thank him for his contribution to Sunderland.”
A goal apiece from James Tomkins and Luka Milivojevic handed Crystal Palace a crucial 2-0 win over Huddersfield at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday evening.
Manchester United bounced back from their Champions League exit as they beat Brighton 2-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday night to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.
Tottenham reached the FA Cup semi-finals after they cruised to a 3-0 victory over Swansea in their quarter-final clash at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.