Ellis Short

Gus Poyet has been confirmed as the new Sunderland coach. The Uruguyan has agreed a two-year contract with the Barclays Premier
After a rollercoaster six months, Ellis Short has - rightly or wrongly - decided the Italian was too close to veering off the tracks, and what's needed is a new man to steer things in a far more upwardly direction. While there's still debate to be had over Short's decision, the question now moves from 'what?' or 'why?' to 'who?' Here's a look at some of the realistic - and not so realistic - candidates
It was an unlucky 13 for Paolo di Canio, who lasted just that many games before Sunderland's board sacked the Italian on
Sunderland fans spent the better half of a decade dreaming of Martin O'Neill being in charge; after just over a year, it's turned into a nightmare. The Northern Irishman's appointment was supposed to be a storybook wedding; it's ended more like a Hollywood one. There's no happy ending here.
Friday 24 August 2012. Remember the date, it could well be a defining one in the future of Sunderland AFC.
Carlos Cuellar has become the first signing in what could be a busy summer for Martin O'Neill and his Sunderland side.