Former Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill

Martin O'Neill savages successor Paolo Di Canio

Martin O'Neill has branded Paolo Di Canio a "managerial charlatan" in a withering attack on his Sunderland successor

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Sunderland midfielder Alfred N’Diaye goes for goals

ALFRED N’Diaye has revealed he has been given a licence to roam as part of Paolo Di Canio’s red-and-white revolution.

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Martin O'Neill: I am no managerial dinosaur

A DEFIANT Martin O’Neill has come out fighting against accusations that he is a managerial “dinosaur” and insists Ellis Short should have given him more time to rescue Sunderland from relegation.

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Martin O'Neill might thank Paolo Di Canio

IT might not be something Martin O’Neill is ever willing to admit – but Paolo Di Canio did him a favour on Sunday evening.

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Like Clough, Martin O'Neill needs his sidekick to succeed

At Sunderland Martin O’Neill recreated many of the methods of Brian Clough’s bygone era, yet failed to learn its main lesson, argues Stuart Rayner

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'After the first four months, it has been disastrous' - Mark Douglas on Martin O'Neill

AN old friend from the Midlands told me about the day Martin O'Neill invited all of the Second City press pack to an end of season dinner.

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Martin O'Neill parts company with Sunderland

SUNDERLAND AFC manager Martin O’Neill has been sacked following the club’s 1-0 defeat against Manchester United today.

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Martin O'Neill is up for the battle to avoid the drop

MARTIN O’Neill says he has the “enthusiasm” to drag Sunderland out of the toughest situation he has faced in years of management.

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Martin O'Neill hoping that others will step forward

SUNDERLAND’S players have been told to forget about sulking and make the most of their team-mates’ misfortune.

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Martin O'Neill is still the right man for Sunderland job says Craig Gardner

CRAIG Gardner has hit back at Martin O’Neill's critics, insisting he will lead Sunderland to safety and that the club has the best possible person in charge.

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What's happened to Martin O'Neill’s mojo?

WHATEVER happened to Martin O’Neill? You remember him, don’t you?

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Martin O'Neill left frustrated by awful Sunderland performance

MARTIN O’Neill has admitted his players badly lacked creativity as Sunderland’s woes continued against ten-man Norwich.

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SAFC boss Martin O'Neill puts off day of reckoning

ABOUT two thirds of the way through Martin O’Neill’s pre-match media briefing, he moved to re-assert control of the red and white agenda.

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SAFC boss Martin O'Neill concerned by goals shortage

MARTIN O’Neill has admitted Sunderland’s lack of goalscorers has left them looking nervously over their shoulders, but he did not expect them to be doing anything else.

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Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill not averse to the odd tipple

PERHAPS not to the extent of some of his boozier playing days under Brian Clough, but Martin O’Neill believes sensible drinking has a beneficial role in English football.

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Martin O'Neill keen to keep a striking talent Mikael Mandron

SUNDERLAND have offered promising striker Mikaël Mandron a new one-year deal to keep him away from Premier League predators.

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Martin O'Neill in official protest as squad hits a spot of bother

MARTIN O’Neill was left bemoaning the “consistency” of referees after Sunderland dropped back towards trouble.

Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet

Martin O'Neill: Simon Mignolet is like one of greats

MARTIN O’Neill has compared Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet to Pat Jennings and Peter Shilton – and insisted that his head won’t be turned by talk of top-four interest, writes MARK DOUGLAS.

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Martin O'Neill is ready to go for Efe Ambrose

CELTIC manager Neil Lennon expects Sunderland to make a bid this summer for his key central defender Efe Ambrose.

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A striker double act is Martin O'Neill's ambition

MARTIN O'Neill will use this week's trip to Dubai to create something he has rarely had as Sunderland manager - a genuine strike partnership.


David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer