Gus Poyet

Gus Poyet interested in vacant Sunderland job

Gus Poyet has declared his interest in being Paolo Di Canio's successor for the vacant Sunderland job

Roberto Di Matteo

Sunderland may need to persuade Roberto Di Matteo to take 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

Boro manager Tony Mowbray and Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez

Tony Mowbray: I don't feel sorry for Rafa Benitez

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.

Martin O'Neill

Martin O'Neill's first anniversary brings uncomfortable comparisons

THE first anniversary of Martin O’Neill’s appointment as Sunderland manager has brought some pretty uncomfortable comparisons.

Martin O'Neill

Have I got the fight for the job? I do, absolutely - Martin O'Neill

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.

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Martin O'Neill on the pitfalls of being a top-flight coach

THE lack of job security endured by Premier League managers is a topic back in focus following Chelsea boss Robert Di Matteo’s dismissal.

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

NUFC struggles haven't caused a surprise for Pardew

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.

French footballer Mathieu Debuchy

Paris keeping tabs on NUFC target Mathieu Debuchy

NEWCASTLE United target Mathieu Debuchy has attracted the attention of Paris St Germain – one of the world’s richest football clubs.

Roy Hodgson, the manager of West Bromwich Albion Football Club

Roy Hodgson will do 'great job' says Alan Pardew

ALAN Pardew has wished “outstanding candidate” Roy Hodgson all the best if he gets the England job.

John O'Shea

John O'Shea: It was a simple decision to join SAFC

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.

Greg Abbott among the Coventry contenders

CARLISLE United boss Greg Abbott is in the frame for the vacancy at hometown club Coventry City.

West Bromwich Albion 3 Newcastle United 1

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.

Time to celebrate all that has been achieved

Newcastle United make their familiar pilgrimage to St James’ Park this afternoon under orders to do one thing – enjoy the afternoon.

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Striker Leon Best gets a vote of confidence from Chris Hughton

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.

Magpies clicking into an extra gear

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.

Official 'ruined' cup clash

KEVIN Nolan reckons referee James Linington spoiled an FA Cup classic in the making with his bungling penalty calls.

We're outsiders, says Ballack

MICHAEL Ballack believes that Germany can not be considered as one of the favourites to win the World Cup next summer.

Opponents will be no pushovers, says Zenden

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 may return to face the Seasiders

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.

Newcastle sitting pretty after ugly wins

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?


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