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Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 23 May 19:44

Sunderland granted permission to talk to St Mirren manager Jack Ross

St Mirren have confirmed they have received a request from Sunderland to speak to manager Jack Ross over the vacant manager's position at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 23 May 16:00

St Mirren insist Sunderland have not contacted them about Jack Ross taking over as manager

It has been reported that the PFA Scotland Manager of the Year Jack Ross has agreed a two year deal with the troubled Wearsiders to replace Chris Coleman.

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 22 May 17:36

Sunderland announce departure of chief executive Martin Bain

Sunderland have announced the departure of chief executive officer Martin Bain after making the position redundant.

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 21 May 18:30

Chris Coleman in frame for Sunderland job... three weeks after sacking

CRAIG HOPE: Sunderland's new owner hopes to speak to Chris Coleman about the club's managerial vacancy - just three weeks after he was sacked.

Sunderland A.F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 19 May 00:04

Sunderland takeover could go through next week

Stewart Donald's proposed takeover of Sunderland could go through as early as next week, the Sky Bet League One-bound side have announced.

Sunderland – 9 May 19:43

Former Man United defender announces international retirement

John O’Shea has announced he will retire from international football following the Republic of Ireland’s friendly against the United States on June 2.

The 37-year-old has won 117 caps for his country since making his debut in 2001 and played in two European Championships.

“After 22 years of representing my country (17 at senior level) it is with great sadness & joy that I will be pulling on the Republic of Ireland jersey for the last time on the 2nd of June in the Aviva Stadium,” he said in a statement.

“It has been an amazing journey but I feel now is the right time to step aside for the next generation to enjoy the experiences I am so humbled to have been part of.”


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Sunderland – 6 May 15:31

Cardiff promoted to Premier League as Barnsley, Burton are relegated

Cardiff City will be playing Premier League football next season after Fulham lost at Birmingham and the Bluebirds drew with Reading on Sunday.

The Welsh side were forced to settle for a goalless home draw against struggling Reading – but Fulham’s 3-1 loss at Birmingham meant Neil Warnock’s men could celebrate a return to the top flight after a three-year exile.

Birmingham, who went into their game at St Andrew’s still under the threat of relegation, took control with first-half goals from Lukas Jutkiewicz (15) and Harlee Dean (43).

Tom Cairney gave the Cottagers hope with six minutes remaining but Che Adams’ 89th-minute goal means they must settle for the play-offs.

Barnsley’s 4-1 loss at Derby ended their brief stay in the Championship.

Cameron Jerome opened the scoring for the home side with a powerful left-foot shot in the 14th minute, then set up Matej Vydra for the Rams’ second goal 10 minutes into the second half.

Substitute Vydra then set up David Nugent for Derby’s third midway through the second half. Tom Lawrence made it 4-0 in the 71st, before George Moncur’s reply 10 minutes from time. The win secured the Rams’ place in the play-offs.

Burton lost 2-1 at Preston, with Louis Moult’s goal in added time ending their survival hopes. Callum Robinson gave Preston the lead with a close-range header, before the hosts had Billy Bodin dismissed for two yellow cards – one a handball which saw a goal ruled out, then a dive in the penalty area. Hope Akpan curled in Burton’s equaliser in the 63rd minute.

Bolton produced an impressive late finish to escape the clutches of League One as a result of a 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest.

Adam Le Fondre volleyed Wanderers in front midway through the second half but Ben Osborn (70) and Jack Colback (79) turned things around and had Bolton staring relegation in the face.

However, goals from David Wheater (87) and Aaron Wilbraham (88) – who had earlier hit the post – kept the hosts up, sparking joyous scenes at the Macron Stadium.

Play-off hopefuls Middlesbrough drew 2-2 at Ipswich. Freddie Sears (eight) and Martyn Waghorn’s 83rd-minute penalty had the hosts ahead twice but Stewart Downing (71) and Patrick Bamford (90) earned the visitors a draw.

The other top six team, Aston Villa, lost 1-0 at Millwall. Shaun Williams got the decisive goal from the penalty spot in the 30th minute, before Lee Gregory missed another spot-kick for the Lions late on.

Elsewhere, bottom club Sunderland stunned champions Wolves 3-0, in front of prospective new owner Stewart Donald.

On-loan duo Ovie Ejaria (19) and Ashley Fletcher (45) had the hosts 2-0 ahead before Paddy McNair got Sunderland’s third midway through the second half.

Atdhe Nuhiu (14, 60 and 90) scored a hat-trick in Sheffield Wednesday’s 5-1 drubbing of Norwich at Hillsborough. Fernando Forestieri (30) and Frederico Venancio (58) also netted, with Timm Klose (83) replying for Norwich.

Wednesday’s city rivals United were also final-day winners, 3-2 at Bristol City.

Leon Clarke opened the scoring in the eighth minute with his 19th league goal of the season, before Billy Sharp (29) and Kieran Freeman (34) made it 3-0. City rallied with goals from Aden Flint (60) and Joe Bryan (75) – but there was to be no leveller.

Leeds beat QPR 2-0 with goals from Kemar Roofe (30) and Kalvin Phillips (47), while Brentford and Hull drew 1-1 at Griffin Park.

Sergi Canos headed the hosts into a 12th-minute lead before Jarrod Bowen levelled in first-half added time. Harry Wilson had the chance to win it for the Tigers in the second half after Luke Daniels fouled Fraizer Campbell – but the goalkeeper redeemed himself with an excellent stop to keep out Wilson’s penalty.

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Sunderland – 6 May 11:04

Paper/Euro Paper Talk: Man Utd eye 80m swap for Chelsea star

Manchester United are eyeing an £80million swap deal for a Chelsea star, while there will be a three-way battle for Wilfried Zaha this summer, according to Sunday’s papers.



Manchester United are plotting a huge £80m transfer swap with Chelsea of Willian-plus-cash deal for Anthony Martial.

Jose Mourinho is a big admirer of Willian from his time as Stamford Bridge chief, while the Blues are said to be keen on Martial.

However, a report in the Sunday Mirror claims that Old Trafford bigwigs would only consider selling the Frenchman to the Londoners if Willian is part of the deal.

Along with Nemanja Matic, Willian was one of two Chelsea players Mourinho wanted to sign when he joined United in the summer of 2016, just six months after leaving Stamford Bridge.

But he faces a real battle to persuade his former employers to let Willian go.

As for Martial, the attacker has struggled for starts since the arrival of Alexis Sanchez and is said to be stalling over a new deal at Old Trafford.

The 22-year-old, who cost United £36million when he joined from Monaco, is also attracting interest from Juventus, while Tottenham have also been stronlg linked with a move for Martial in the past.


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Manchester United have agreed an £80m deal with Lazio for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Sun on Sunday)

Wilfried Zaha is ready to quit Crystal Palace and seek European football, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City pursuing the forward (Sun on Sunday)

Maurizio Sarri is to resign as Napoli head coach amid Chelsea links (La Gazzetta dello Sport)

Mohamed Salah says he knew he has to leave Chelsea just four months after joining the club, when Jose Mourinho took him off at half-time in a game against Norwich in 2014 (Sun on Sunday)

David Moyes is targeting Jack Butland as his big summer signing, and is ready to spend £30m to bring the Stoke keeper to the London Stadium (Sun on Sunday)

Joe Gomez is a major doubt for the World Cup after the England and Liverpool midfielder suffered a devastating ankle injury (Sun on Sunday)

Real Madrid are considering a bid for PSG’s former Barcelona forward Neymar, after being told the 26-year-old Brazil international would be happy to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo (Marca)

Borussia Dortmund could abandon a move for Tiemoue Bakayoko because Chelsea want £53m for the 23-year-old France midfielder (Sport 1)

Chelsea are closing in on £30m transfer of winger Adama Traore from Middlesbrough (Sunday Mirror)

Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis has opened the door to an Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri job swap by praising the Chelsea boss (Sunday Mirror)

Manchester City are lining up a £50m transfer raid for Matthijs de Ligt to be Vincent Kompany’s successor (Sunday Mirror)

Celtic have joined the race for £15m-rated West Brom defender Craig Dawson (Sunday Mirror)

Jordan Henderson has pledged Liverpool will take their adventurous attacking style into the Champions League Final against Real Madrid (Sunday Express)

Chelsea’s Spain striker Alvaro Morata says his debut season has been made incredibly difficult by a mystery pain in his back (Marca)

Arsenal and Tottenham are also interested in France international Anthony Martial (Mail on Sunday)

Pep Guardiola says Raheem Sterling needs to take a leaf out of Lionel Messi’s book if he wants to take the step to the next level (Mail on Sunday)

Scotland left-back Kieran Tierney admits he is flattered by interest from Bournemouth but says he remains committed to the six-year contract he signed with Celtic this season (Mail on Sunday)

Steven Gerrard says he wants to seek the advice of Liverpool and Rangers icon Graeme Souness before he starts work at Ibrox (Mail on Sunday)

The pressure has been piled on Claude Puel after Leicester fans turned on the manager in front of the club’s board during their defeat to West Ham on Saturday (Mail on Sunday)

The FA have told Gareth Southgate he is expected to at least guide England out of the group stage at this summer’s World Cup (Mail on Sunday)

Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner has confirmed he will be leaving Juventus and quitting Italian football this summer (Sky Sport)

England have worked out why they have such a poor record in penalty shoot-outs – they take their spot-kicks too quickly (Sunday Telegraph)

Pep Guardiola backs Fabian Delph for England World Cup call-up, saying “I think he deserves it” (Sunday Telegraph)

Jurgen Klopp is ready to strengthen Liverpool squad this summer – irrespective of the Champions League result (Sunday Telegraph)


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Sunderland – 3 May 11:15

EXCLUSIVE: New man in frame as Sunderland shortlist is revealed

TEAMtalk can reveal Sunderland have drawn up a four-man shortlist to replace Chris Coleman.

Coleman was “released from his contract” as Sunderland manager on Sunday, while owner Ellis Short confirmed he had agreed a deal to sell the club.

It was a huge double strike from the BlackCats, who were relegated into League One last month – their second straight relegation.

Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain has claimed “being sold would be a game-changer” and that “it won’t take a lot to make this club great again” and the club are working hard on finding Coleman’s successor.

Stewart Donald, who is heading up an international consortium who will take over the club, is the man leading the hunt for Sunderland’s new boss

We can reveal that Sunderland’s managerial shortlist as it stands is Leicester assistant manager Michael Appleton, Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder, Wigan manager Paul Cook and 37-year-old Colorado Rapids manager Anthony Hudson.

Appleton is also believed to be in the frame for the West Brom job after he was given a job by Claude Puel at Leicester early this season.

Sheffield United fan Wilder is believed to be in dispute with the Blades owners and he could become available, while Cook has seen Wiagn to promotion to the Championship just 12 months after guiding Portsmouth to promotion from League Two.

Dwight Yorke is also believed to be willing to put his hat into the ring for the job after applying for the post that Coleman was appointed into last time.

“I have tried to get it before. I got a call back and it was like a courtesy call saying we got your CV but they went for Chris.

“I can’t knock the appointment of Chris because of what he had done with Wales but I still believe for all of the experience of what he has done, he had 25 games to turn that football club around.

“I love that job. If I was to get that job in Division One and I don’t get them promoted I shouldn’t be at the football club.

“I am prepared to take that risk, a risk I feel I can overcome. I just need to be given a chance to bring in the people around me to work with the football club.”


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Sunderland – 3 May 09:32

Paper Talk: Rashford set for huge pay hike; Conte at war with Chelsea

Manchester United are willing to triple the wages of a top star in a bid to keep him, while PSG are ready to pay £100m for a Tottenham midfielder, all in Thursday’s papers.



Manchester United are reportedly poised to open contract talks with striker Marcus Rashford.

The Red Devils are keen to hand the England frontman a bumper new deal in a bid to secure his long-term future at Old Trafford, according to the report in the Daily Star.

Fears have been mounting that the 20-year-old could be looking to quit the club this summer after failing to win a regular starting spot under Jose Mourinho.

But the report states that United have no intention of selling the player and will give him a significant pay rise on the £25,000-a-week deal he signed back in 2-016 when he first burst onto the scene.

Rashford’s current contract runs out in 2020 and United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward is looking to negotiate a new one that could see him triple his wages.

The forward has started just two of United’s last seven games and like Anthony Martial has found himself affected by the arrival of Alexis Sanchez at Old Trafford.

Rashford is expected to seek assurances that he will have a bigger role going forward before penning his new contract.


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Paris Saint-Germain are ready to make a £100m move for Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen this summer (Daily Express)

West Ham’s owners face being frozen out of the Leicester boardroom this weekend as a bizarre feud continues (Daily Mirror)

Antonio Conte is ready to go into battle with Chelsea over the final year of his £9m-a-year contract (Daily Mirror)

Everton boss Sam Allardyce received a warm reception from fans at the club’s awards dinner last night (Daily Mirror)

Southampton are set to ship Sofiane Boufal back to France to join Nice after a bust-up with Mark Hughes (Daily Mirror)

Burnley are lining up a £6m move for Bristol City’s English left-back Joe Bryan (Daily Mirror)

Chris Wilder is incoming Sunderland owner Stewart Donald’s No1 target to replace Chris Coleman (The Sun)

Rafa Benitez will demand written assurances on transfer plans before he signs a new long-term deal at Newcastle (The Sun)

Filipe Luis is ready to help Atletico Madrid dump Arsenal out of the Europa League after making a remarkable recovery from a broken leg (The Sun)

Chelsea want £10m for Dutch midfielder Marco van Ginkel, 25, who has played just 11 minutes of Premier League football (Football.London)

West Brom are set to make official approaches for Dean Smith and Michael Appleton as they ramp up their search for a new head coach (Daily Telegraph)

Diego Costa is ready to return to Atletico Madrid’s starting line-up on Thursday night and resume his volatile past history with Arsenal (Daily Telegraph)

Wolves’ squad will land an £8m bonus after clinching promotion to the Premier League (Daily Telegraph)

Burnley want to sign Bristol City’s utility man Joe Bryan in a £6million deal (Daily Telegraph)

Jose Mourinho is ready to play Anthony Martial more as a central striker next season if the Frenchman stays (Daily Mail)

Dele Alli’s status as English football’s pin-up boy will be underlined next week when he makes his first moves into the world of fashion (Daily Mail)

N’Golo Kante wants to stay at Chelsea even if they miss out on Champions League football amid interest from PSG (Daily Mail)

Claude Puel may have just one more game to save his job at Leicester with club officials furious at their latest defeat (The Times)

Celtic keeping PSG’s Odsonne Edouard next season is now in the hands of the club, says Brendan Rodgers (Daily Record)

Rangers chief Dave King is looking for fresh backing after two boardroom members resigned on Wednesday (Daily Record)

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Bristol City 3-3 Sunderland: Black Cats' resurgent second half

Sunderland overcame a three-goal first half deficit against Bristol City through a stoppage time own goal from Marlon Pack.

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Sunderland's Borini set for AC Milan move

Sunderland striker Fabio Borini is set to join Italian giants AC Milan, according to BBC Newcastle.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 21 Jun 16:30

Fans withdraw Sunderland takeover bid

A television production company fronted by Sunderland fans withdraws its bid to buy the club from American Ellis Short.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 21 Jun 10:00

Championship fixtures in full

Find out your team's fixtures in the Championship during the 2017-18 season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sunderland | BBC 20 Jun 16:21

Two make Sunderland takeover bids

Sunderland owner Ellis Short is set to decide between two takeover bids for the Championship club.

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Sunderland assistant Bracewell leaves

Sunderland assistant manager Paul Bracewell leaves the club as they prepare for life in the Championship.

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