AFTER celebrating his first 50 games in charge of Sunderland last weekend, James Hunter takes a look at the Premier League record of all the Black Cats bosses - and finds a certain Irishman on top.
MARTIN O’Neill admits he is taking a risk sending Connor Wickham on loan, but the gamble has been too great to allow Keiren Westwood much-needed football.
MARTIN O’Neill will stay at Sunderland beyond his present contract and lead the team into Europe according to one of the club’s favourite sons, Michael Gray.
MARTIN O’Neill is hopeful of signing at least one new Sunderland striker this week, but will be “worried” if he cannot.
SUNDERLAND’s Alfred N’Diaye was determined not to miss out on a “dream” move to the Premier League, even if it meant waiting five months for it to come about.
SUNDERLAND are hunting for left-back cover in South America – as Martin O’Neill admits Phil Bardsley is finding life “tough” this season.
MARTIN O'Neill expects Alfred N'Diaye to improve as he adjusts to Premier League football, but already the Frenchman has lifted Sunderland spirits on the terraces and the training ground.
THE FA Cup hangover was the story of Sunderland’s 2012, but manager Martin O’Neill is not expecting a sequel in 2013.
SUNDERLAND made their second signing in less than a week yesterday, but Martin O’Neill has warned they cannot afford to stop there.
MARTIN O’Neill believes Sunderland set a benchmark for the second half of their season on Saturday.
MARTIN O’Neill insists Sunderland might yet sign Danny Rose on a permanent basis, despite Andre Villas-Boas’ own insistence that the England Under-21 international will return to Tottenham Hotspur at the end of his season-long loan spell.
MARTIN O’Neill has revealed the depth of his ambition for Sunderland by saying it is a top-six club in waiting.
MARTIN O’Neill last night described Sunderland’s win over Manchester City as his side’s best performance of the season.
Martin O’Neill couldn’t help thinking about Christmas past as he considered the challenge that awaits Sunderland today.
MARTIN O’Neill admits pre-season preparations were far from ideal for Sunderland as he looks back at a schizophrenic year for the Black Cats.
FRAIZER Campbell has been told he has an important part to play for Sunderland over the Festive period – and quite possibly beyond, writes STUART RAYNER
MARTIN O’Neill last night admitted he understood why Manchester United were still angry about Sunderland fans celebrating when they lost the league title in May at the Stadium of Light.
MARTIN O'Neill yesterday spoke for the first time about how he had lost the unshakable self-confidence that guided him to the top of football as both player and manager.
MARTIN O'Neill last night defiantly insisted he is not only the right man to manage Sunderland but also the only man for the job.
MARTIN O’Neill is delighted Connor Wickham recognised his Sunderland career was standing still, and did something about it.
THE first anniversary of Martin O’Neill’s appointment as Sunderland manager has brought some pretty uncomfortable comparisons.
MARTIN O’Neill has ordered his Sunderland players to “just go out and play” against under-pressure Chelsea tomorrow.
DANNY Rose is starting to push himself now he has become used to life as a Premier League regular, according to Martin O’Neill.
YESTERDAY Sunderland delivered an excellent performance reminiscent of the football they started to produce when Martin O'Neill arrived on Wearside a year ago this week.
MARTIN O'Neill left Carrow Road with the positives outweighed by negatives last night as Sunderland moved a step closer to the relegation zone last night.
MARTIN O’Neill has hinted he will treat Adam Johnson’s slump in form differently to that of fellow winger James McClean.
LEAVING Norwich City a third time is one of the big regrets of Martin O’Neill’s career, but he is full of admiration for the latest occupant of the Carrow Road manager’s office.
DEFIANT Martin O’Neill insists Sunderland will invest again in January as he moved to reaffirm his commitment to the long-term Black Cats’ project.
MARTIN O’Neill was at pains to point out he is going nowhere but then, maybe that’s part of the problem for the Sunderland manager at the moment.
MARTIN O’Neill has backed Simon Mignolet to come through his first test of the season after absolving him from any blame for the weekend defeat to West Bromwich Albion.
MARTIN O'Neill last night described Simon Mignolet as the best goalkeeper he has ever managed.
THE lack of job security endured by Premier League managers is a topic back in focus following Chelsea boss Robert Di Matteo’s dismissal.
SUNDERLAND manager Martin O'Neill last night admitted he hopes his side's second Premier League victory of the season will restore any lost confidence within his under-pressure squad.
MARTIN O’Neill has rebuffed Mick McCarthy’s attempts to poach one of his back-up defenders on loan, indicating Titus Bramble has a future at Sunderland.
THERE wasn’t much laughing and joking to be had at Filbert Street on April Fools’ Day in 1996.
MARTIN O’Neill says he knows how to turn Sunderland’s fortunes around, and is determined to do it.
MARTIN O’Neill has promised to take risks in an attempt to end Sunderland’s goalscoring drought.
MARTIN O’Neill has faith that hard work on the Academy of Light training pitches can turn Sunderland’s form around.
IN many ways an Aston Villa team containing so many whose careers Martin O’Neill shaped were the worst possible opponents for a manager struggling to lift his team from a poor run.
MARTIN O’Neill last night accused Aston Villa of “rewriting history” about his four years at the club.