Saviour Advocaat decides to call it a day at Sunderland
Saviour Advocaat decides to call it a day at Sunderland

Veteran Dutch coach Dick Advocaat is to step down as head coach of Sunderland days after he ensured they retained their English Premier League status.

Dick Advocaat braced for derby baptism of fire
Dick Advocaat braced for derby baptism of fire

Dick Advocaat could not have asked for a more dramatic introduction to life at the Stadium of Light as his first home match in charge of Sunderland will be a fiercely-contested derby against Newcastle on Sunday.

Newcastle's John Carver will crack the whip to avoid derby embarrassment against Sunderland
Newcastle's John Carver will crack the whip to avoid derby embarrassment against Sunderland

Newcastle United interim head coach John Carver is ready to crack the whip to ensure his team do not suffer an unimaginable fifth consecutive defeat in the Tyne-Wear derby against Sunderland on Sunday.

Gus Poyet 'proud' of his Sunderland achievements
Gus Poyet 'proud' of his Sunderland achievements

Gus Poyet, sacked as Sunderland`s manager on Monday, has spoken for the first time since his dismissal, describing how proud he was of his achievements, including the "miracle" of avoiding relegation last season.

EPL: Sunderland need confidence says new coach Advocaat
EPL: Sunderland need confidence says new coach Advocaat

Sunderland`s players must find new self-belief and start to control matches after slipping into the bottom four of the Premier League, new manager Dick Advocaat said on Friday.

Sunderland name Dick Advocaat as new coach
Sunderland name Dick Advocaat as new coach

English Premier League strugglers Sunderland on Tuesday named former Dutch national coach Dick Advocaat as their new manager.

Sunderland sack manager Poyet - Club
Sunderland sack manager Poyet - Club

Sunderland sacked their manager Gus Poyet on Monday, less than 48 hours after a humbling home loss to fellow Premier League strugglers Aston Villa.

Sunderland sack manager Gus Poyet
Sunderland sack manager Gus Poyet

Sunderland sacked their manager Gus Poyet on Monday, less than 48 hours after a humbling home loss to fellow Premier League strugglers Aston Villa.

Aston Villa run riot to pile pressure on Sunderland's Gus Poyet
Aston Villa run riot to pile pressure on Sunderland's Gus Poyet

Aston Villa`s Christian Benteke and Gabriel Agbonlahor both scored twice in a 4-0 thrashing of Sunderland that left Black Cats boss Gus Poyet fighting to save his job on Saturday.

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet charged with improper conduct
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet charged with improper conduct

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has been charged with improper conduct after an outburst during his side`s Premier League game against Hull City on Tuesday.

Gus Poyet off as Sunderland draw at Hull
Gus Poyet off as Sunderland draw at Hull

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet angrily clashed with Hull City counterpart Steve Bruce after being sent off during a stormy 1-1 Premier League draw between the teams on Tuesday.

Louis van Gaal admits Angel di Maria struggling at Manchester United
Louis van Gaal admits Angel di Maria struggling at Manchester United

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal confessed that Angel di Maria is struggling to adjust to English football after substituting him at half-time of United`s 2-0 win over Sunderland.

Jermain Defoe can resurrect England career, says Gus Poyet
Jermain Defoe can resurrect England career, says Gus Poyet

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has backed Jermain Defoe to resurrect his England career after the striker struck his second goal in as many games in a 1-1 draw at Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday. 

Sunderland vs Liverpool: Lazar Markovic on mark as Reds run continue
Sunderland vs Liverpool: Lazar Markovic on mark as Reds run continue

Lazar Markovic claimed his first Premier League goal as Liverpool continued their recent upturn in results with a deserved 1-0 win at struggling Sunderland on Saturday.

Brendan Rodgers won`t gamble on Daniel Sturridge fitness
Brendan Rodgers won`t gamble on Daniel Sturridge fitness

Brendan Rodgers has no intention of gambling on the fitness of Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge at Sunderland on Saturday.

EPL: Adam Johnson rewards Gus Poyet for leap of faith
EPL: Adam Johnson rewards Gus Poyet for leap of faith

Adam Johnson played the decisive role in Sunderland`s 1-0 win at Newcastle United in the Premier League, but only after persuading manager Gus Poyet to let him stay on the pitch.

Diego Costa banned for midweek derby but Jose Mourinho unconcerned
Diego Costa banned for midweek derby but Jose Mourinho unconcerned

Diego Costa will miss Chelsea`s midweek derby clash with Tottenham Hotspur after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in Saturday`s 0-0 draw at Sunderland but manager Jose Mourinho seems unconcerned.

Arsene Wenger grateful for Alexis Sanchez double
Arsene Wenger grateful for Alexis Sanchez double

Arsene Wenger singled-out two-goal Alexis Sanchez for praise after Arsenal avoided their worst-ever start to a season under their French manager with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Sunderland.

Eight just great for Ronald​ Koeman as Saints run riot
Eight just great for Ronald​ Koeman as Saints run riot

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman said he was "in shock" after his side continued their outstanding start to the season with an 8-0 thrashing of Sunderland at St Mary`s.

Gus Poyet big role in reviving Ki Sung-yeung`s career, says Garry Monk
Gus Poyet big role in reviving Ki Sung-yeung`s career, says Garry Monk

Swansea manager Garry Monk believes Ki Sung-yeung`s impressive form this season is due in large part to the skills of Sunderland boss Gus Poyet.