Gus Poyet has declared his interest in being Paolo Di Canio's successor for the vacant Sunderland job
Sunderland AFC are facing a big fight to secure Roberto Di Matteo as the successor to Paolo Di Canio who was sacked on Sunday night
TONY Mowbray last night admitted he felt little sympathy for the under-pressure Rafa Benitez because the Spaniard would have known what to expect when he joined Chelsea.
THE first anniversary of Martin O’Neill’s appointment as Sunderland manager has brought some pretty uncomfortable comparisons.
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.
THE lack of job security endured by Premier League managers is a topic back in focus following Chelsea boss Robert Di Matteo’s dismissal.
WITHRoberto Di Matteo’s sacking yesterday illustrating the perils of his profession, Alan Pardew reminds Neil Cameron why he was never in any doubt this would be a tough season.
NEWCASTLE United target Mathieu Debuchy has attracted the attention of Paris St Germain – one of the world’s richest football clubs.
ALAN Pardew has wished “outstanding candidate” Roy Hodgson all the best if he gets the England job.
WHEN you know your number’s up, it’s time to depart the stage – even if for John O’Shea it was one of the biggest in the world.
CARLISLE United boss Greg Abbott is in the frame for the vacancy at hometown club Coventry City.
WEST Brom climbed into the top half of the Barclays Premier League as two-goal Peter Odemwingie and Somen Tchoyi earned them a first league win over Newcastle for 26 years.
Newcastle United make their familiar pilgrimage to St James’ Park this afternoon under orders to do one thing – enjoy the afternoon.
CHRIS Hughton has handed Newcastle's forgotten man Leon Best a vote of confidence - insisting the striker still has a part to play in United's Premier League campaign.
AFTER another weekend spent bullying hapless opponents at St James’ Park, Newcastle United may have landed a psychological blow to one of the pretenders for the title they covet.
KEVIN Nolan reckons referee James Linington spoiled an FA Cup classic in the making with his bungling penalty calls.
MICHAEL Ballack believes that Germany can not be considered as one of the favourites to win the World Cup next summer.
BACK-TO-BACK away defeats have raised awkward questions about Sunderland’s mental strength, but Boudewijn Zenden believes a typically hectic December should focus Black Cat minds.
ADAM Johnson is expected to play for Middlesbrough in their clash with Blackpool this evening after missing the weekend thrashing of Queens Park Rangers because of a family problem.
IT IS the kind of question that can only occupy the minds of supporters spoiled by early-season success – is it enough to win ugly?