Sunderland Rumors & News

  • Dick Advocaat may leave Sunderland regardless of West Ham result

    The Guardian "Considerable uncertainty surrounds the manager’s position at Sunderland after Dick Advocaat refused to confirm he will remain in charge beyond Saturday’s game at home to West Ham. It is understood the Dutchman could well step down regardless of the result against Slaven Bilic’s side after..." October 03

  • Sunderland players “embarrassed” by amount of goals conceded

    Sunderland Echo "Billy Jones admits Sunderland’s players are “embarrassed” by the quantity of goals shipped during the opening two months of the Premier League season. Sunderland’s defensive fragility is the predominant reason for Dick Advocaat’s side propping up the Premier League table, with the Black Cats..." October 02

  • Coefficients explained: How Premier League may lose Champions League spot

    Sky Sports "A repeat of last season's performances in Europe from English and Italian clubs would see the Premier League lose its fourth Champions League spot to Serie A for the 2017/18 season. The Premier League's poor show in Europe last season, where no club reached the quarter-final of the Champions..." September 28

  • New Ricky Alvarez drama as Porto close in on deal for Argentinian

    Sunderland Echo "Ricky Alvarez’s future remains a source of speculation after reports that Porto are closing in on a move for the Argentine international. FIFA confirmed last week that they were continuing to investigate the dispute between Sunderland and Inter Milan over Alvarez’s failed transfer last summer,..." September 19

  • Premier League breaks spending record with £870 million - Deloitte

    ESPN FC "The Premier League has broken its spending record for the summer transfer window, going from £835 million last year to £870m, according to financial analysts Deloitte. Manchester City led the way and set a new record for a single club with spending of around £160m on three of the top five deals..." September 02

  • US defender DeAndre Yedlin leaves Tottenham for Sunderland loan

    CBS Sports "Sunderland announced the signing of US defender DeAndre Yedlin on loan Tuesday. The Tottenham man is in search of minutes and joins a club looking for pace at the back that can help in countering. Yedlin is the club's eighth signing of the summer. "I'm delighted to be given the opportunity..." September 01

  • Liverpool transfers: Tiago Ilori a Deadline Day target for Sunderland after Fabio Borini deal

    Daily Mirror "Sunderland will return to Anfield on Deadline Day to try and tempt defender Tiago Ilori to join them on loan. Fresh from completing an £8million deal for Liverpool striker Fabio Borini, and having bought Anfield defender Sebastian Coates in July, the Black Cats now want the Portugal Under-21..." September 01

  • Fabio Borini joins Sunderland from Liverpool for £8m

    ESPN FC "Sunderland have signed Liverpool striker Fabio Borini for a reported fee of £8 million. Borini, 24, has been forced to train away from the first-team as Brendan Rodgers looks to trim his squad following the summer arrivals of Christian Benteke, Danny Ings and Divock Origi. The Italian..." August 31

  • Dick Advocaat's Sunderland future in doubt as he reveals frustration at lack of transfer funds provided by owner

    Daily Mail "Dick Advocaat's future as Sunderland boss is in serious doubt after he took a swipe at owner Ellis Short and revealed he is not happy at the Stadium of Light. The 67-year-old arrived for his press conference to preview Tuesday's Capital One Cup tie against Exeter with the words 'niet lachen' –..." August 25

  • Dick Advocaat demands Sunderland buy ‘two or three more players’

    The Guardian "Dick Advocaat’s growing discontent with life at Sunderland is reaching the stage where it would be no surprise if he decided to resign. Much depends on whether Ellis Short, the club’s owner, strengthens Advocaat’s squad before next week’s transfer deadline. “I am not happy at all,” said..." August 25

  • Every Sunderland player is available for transfer, says boss Dick Advocaat

    Metro "Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has told his under-performing players if they wish to leave the club ‘they can go’. The Black Cats have lost their first two Premier League matches this season, 4-2 at Leicester and 3-1 to Norwich at home, a performance that the Dutchman called..." August 22

  • Sunderland's own sponsor makes club a favourite for Premier League relegation

    The Score "Not even Sunderland's main sponsor is on its side. Online gambling website Dafabet has made the Black Cats the odds-on favourite for relegation this season. Sunderland has not won a game to start the Premier League campaign, losing to Leicester City and Norwich while giving up seven..." August 19

  • Sunderland plot transfer of Aston Villa's Kieran Richardson to strengthen struggling defence

    Daily Mirror "Sunderland will bid to re-sign Kieran Richardson as they attempt to reverse their nightmare start to the Premier League season. The versatile Aston Villa man has lost the left-back berth to new boy Jordan Amavi and boss Tim Sherwood may allow him to leave before the window closes in two weeks'..." August 18

  • Sunderland’s Dick Advocaat: I cannot go on this way and we must find a solution

    The Guardian "History has a habit of repeating itself – but rarely with the debilitating frequency experienced at Sunderland. The cycle goes like this: the team struggles to the point where relegation seems inevitable, the manager is sacked, a replacement parachuted in and the Championship somehow averted...." August 17

  • Jermain Defoe keen to quit Sunderland for a club in the south despite signing just seven months ago

    Daily Mirror "Jermain Defoe could be on the way out at Sunderland just seven months after arriving, writes Tom Hopkinson in the Sunday People. The 32-year-old striker is understood to be keen to move back south and the Black Cats may sell the former England man to fund new signings. Defoe signed a..." August 16

  • Sunderland get go ahead to step up Liverpool pressure and make £9m replacement loan bid

    The Express "Borini, 24, enjoyed a successful loan spell at the Stadium of Light two seasons ago but returned to Merseyside last campaign. He is set to leave Liverpool before deadline day after failing to convince manager Brendan Rodgers that he warrants game time. Bids from Italy have come in for the..." August 14

  • NBC retains U.S. Premier League TV rights for six more seasons

    Sporting News "American soccer fans can get comfortable turning to NBC's networks for Premier League coverage. NBC Sports Group has reached a six-year extension of its rights to broadcast Premier League games in the U.S., the network announced Monday. The network is in the third and final season of its..." August 10

  • Manchester United line up Sunderland loan deal for Adnan Januzaj

    The Express "The Belgian, who broke into the Manchester United team under David Moyes in the 2013/14 season, failed to reach those heights under Louis Van Gaal making just seven Premier League starts. But the Sunderland Echo say the 20-year-old could be on his way to Wearside following 'productive..." August 05

  • Yann M’Vila and Leroy Fer set to add muscle to Sunderland’s midfield

    The Guardian "Dick Advocaat hopes to be in a position to include two new midfielders, Yann M’Vila and Leroy Fer, in the Sunderland squad he will take to Leicester City on Saturday. Significantly, both players are tall, powerful and physically imposing. M’Vila is scheduled to have a medical in the north-east..." August 03

  • Newcastle join Sunderland and Aston Villa in race for Spurs star Andros Townsend

    Daily Star "But Spurs chief Daniel Levy, who is renowned for driving a hard bargain, has told the trio of clubs he will not sell for a penny less than £15m. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is carrying out a major revamp of his squad. And despite being an important member of Roy Hodgson's England..." July 14

  • Townsend interesting Aston Villa and Sunderland with Tottenham slapping a £15million price tag on their man

    Daily Mail "Aston Villa and Sunderland remain keen on Tottenham winger Andros Townsend. The England international has been determined to cement his place in Tottenham's first team but is facing an uncertain future as Mauricio Pochettino re-shapes his squad. Tim Sherwood and Dick Advocaat would both like..." July 10

  • Newcastle enter £7m BATTLE with Sunderland and Leicester to sign in-demand Liverpool flop

    The Express "The Hammers have reportedly put the England international up for sale ahead of the summer window, but won't consider offers below £7million. The Upton Park outfit signed the 30-year-old for £5m in 2013 from Liverpool, where he failed to live up to his £20m price-tag in two seasons. Despite..." June 29

  • Sunderland ready to smash transfer record for £15m Newcastle target Georginio Wijnaldum

    Daily Mirror "Dick Advocaat is prepared to smash Sunderland transfer record and beat Newcastle to £15m Dutch ace Georginio Wijnaldum. The 24 year PSV attacking midfielder is at the top of Sunderland’s wanted list. The club skipper is also on Steve McClaren’s radar, but Advocaat is using his Holland..." June 23

  • Sunderland's Steven Fletcher must take a pay cut to join Celtic

    Chronicle Live "Steven Fletcher will have to accept a massive pay cut if he is to join Scottish champions Celtic this summer. The Sunderland striker is about to enter the final year of his contract and is unlikely to be offered a new deal after scoring just 19 goals in 78 Premier League appearances since his..." June 12

  • Dick Advocaat signs one-year deal to manage Sunderland

    Pro Soccer Talk "Despite walking away from Sunderland in May after signing a short-term deal for the final few months of the Premier League season, legendary Dutch manager Dick Advocaat is heading back to the Stadium of Light. Advocaat, 67, joined the Black Cats in March after Gus Poyet was fired with..." June 04

  • Sam Allardyce: I'm not interested in Sunderland job

    The Telegraph "Sam Allardyce has told Sunderland it is too soon for him to consider becoming their head coach, as he is determined to take a break from the game following his departure from West Ham. Allardyce is the bookmaker’s favourite to take charge of the Black Cats next season, and had interested owner..." May 29

  • West Ham boss Sam Allardyce rubbishes reports linking him with Sunderland job

    Daily Mirror "Sam Allardyce has dismissed suggestions he is welcoming interest from Sunderland. The West Ham boss is set to be axed at the end of the season after the east Londoners' slump in form over the second half of the season. Sunderland, themselves fighting the drop, are targeting Big Sam to..." April 27

  • Adam Johnson charged with 3 counts of sexual activity with child under 16

    The Score "Sunderland midfielder Adam Johnson has been charged with three counts of sexual activity with a child under 16 and one count of sexual grooming. Johnson, who was arrested March 2 on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old, was formally charged Thursday at the Peterlee police station in..." April 23

  • Barclays will not renew £40m-a-year Premier League sponsorship when current deal expires

    Daily Mail "Premier League sponsors Barclays will not renew their £40million-a-year deal when the current agreement expires at the end of the 2015-16 season. The bank agreed a £120m three-year deal in 2012 for the present rights - an increase of almost 50 per cent on their previous £82m contract. But..." March 30

  • Premier League clubs to share £1billion of TV money with lower leagues

    Daily Mirror "The Premier League has agreed to filter £1billion of its new bumper domestic TV deal outside the top flight from next year. The 20 top-flight clubs have pledged to share 20 per cent of the mammoth £5.1billion domestic rights package announced last month. The money will be filtered down to..." March 27

  • Dick Advocaat urges Sunderland to ‘win ugly’ after West Ham defeat

    The Guardian "For a man who had just watched his new side succumb to a cruel late defeat that hung on a questionable refereeing decision, Dick Advocaat was in a surprisingly talkative mood. Sunderland’s new manager veered away from criticising Lee Mason for his failure to spot Nenê’s blatant foul on Sebastian..." March 23

  • Sunderland weigh up move for young Liverpool defender

    Sunderland Echo "Sunderland are keeping tabs on Liverpool centre-half Tiago Ilori, ahead of their summer defensive overhaul. This week’s dismissal of Gus Poyet will not have a significant bearing on Sunderland’s recruitment plans for the end of the season, with sporting director Lee Congerton continuing to draw..." March 21

  • Sunderland's Adam Johnson has returned to training after the club lifted his suspension following his arrest

    BBC "Sunderland's Adam Johnson has returned to training after the club lifted his suspension following his arrest. The 27-year-old England international had been suspended by the club after he was arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl. The club held talks with the..." March 19

  • Next Sunderland manager: Dick Advocaat eyed as short-term fix but Sam Allardyce is top choice

    Daily Mirror "Dick Advocaat was in negotiations to become Sunderland’s ‘fire fighter’ - but Sam Allardyce is their No1 long term choice. Sunderland owner Ellis Short sacked manager Gus Poyet and has decided to make a short term appointment until the summer with Advocaat in talks with director of football Lee..." March 17

  • Sunderland close in on appointing Dick Advocaat as interim manager

    The Guardian "Sunderland are set to appoint Dick Advocaat as their temporary manager until the end of the season after dispensing with the services of Gus Poyet, although the former England manager Steve McClaren is understood to be the club’s favoured long-term target. Advocaat confirmed on Monday night he..." March 17

  • Sunderland appoint Dick Advocaat and offer him nearly £1m to save them from relegation

    Daily Star "The 67-year-old Dutchman has been announced by the relegation-threatened club today following the sacking of Gus Poyet yesterday. He can expect to earn around £25,000 a week for the remaining nine games of the season. But he will also bank a cool £500,000 bonus if he keeps the Black Cats..." March 17

  • Gus Poyet's sacking was the best outcome for both parties... he was never the right fit at Sunderland

    Daily Mail "He was the manager who wanted to be sacked. For while Gus Poyet may have vowed to fight on in the wake of Saturday’s 4-0 humiliation at home to Aston Villa, Monday’s dismissal as head coach of Sunderland would have come as a mighty relief. Poyet has long since lost faith in his vision for..." March 17

  • Sunderland sack manager Gus Poyet after Aston Villa humiliation

    ESPN FC "Sunderland have sacked manager Gus Poyet following the club's 4-0 home defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday. Poyet, 47, has overseen just one Premier League win since their derby victory at Newcastle on Dec. 21. The Black Cats now sit just one point and one place above the Premier League's..." March 16

  • Sunderland eye Sam Allardyce if Premier League strugglers sack Gus Poyet

    Daily Mail "Sam Allardyce will be a contender for the Sunderland manager's job if Gus Poyet is sacked. Poyet is under mounting pressure at the Stadium of Light after an alarming slide down the table, culminating in Saturday's dreadful loss against Aston Villa which sparked a supporter revolt. The..." March 16

  • Sunderland vs Newcastle to remain 4pm kick-off despite police pleas to Premier League

    Daily Mirror "The Premier League are refusing to move the time of next month’s Wear-Tyne derby, despite pleas from police to switch to an earlier kick-off to avoid potential drink-related trouble. The decision to stick to a 4pm Bank Holiday Sunday start time for the 153rd derby at the Stadium of Light comes..." March 16

  • Sunderland’s Gus Poyet plays down touchline clash with Hull’s Steve Bruce

    The Guardian "Gus Poyet revealed the 24 hours preceding Sunderland’s Premier League draw at Hull had been the most difficult of his managerial career. Sunderland suspended Adam Johnson on Monday, pending the outcome of a police investigation, after the 27-year-old England winger was bailed following arrest..." March 04

  • Adam Johnson released on bail after arrest over suspicion of sexual activity with underage girl

    The Score "Sunderland winger Adam Johnson was released on bail Monday, hours after being arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old girl. Johnson, who is suspended from Sunderland pending the outcome of a police investigation, spent Monday being questioned at Peterlee police station in County..." March 03

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  • Sunderland star Adam Johnson arrested on suspicion of sex with 15-year-old-girl

    Daily Mirror "England footballer Adam Johnson has been arrested today on suspicion of sex with an under-age girl. Three police cars with plain clothes officers and a van were seen at the Sunderland star's mansion in County Durham around 9am today. Forensics officers also arrived as part of the probe...." March 02

  • Emanuele Giaccherini's future at Sunderland is safe

    Daily Mail "Gus Poyet has reassured Emanuele Giaccherini that he has a future at Sunderland after a nightmare two seasons at the Stadium of Light. The 29-year-old has been ruled out until the summer after suffering a recurrence of the ankle injury which has limited the playmaker to just four starts this..." February 27

  • Gus Poyet safe as Sunderland manager for now but worries mount for the club's hierarchy

    The Telegraph "Gus Poyet is not in any immediate danger of losing his job as Sunderland manager, although there is concern about the growing animosity towards him and the team from disgruntled supporters. Poyet’s relationship with the club’s followers has soured because of some ill-judged comments in his..." February 17

  • Sunderland transfers: Ricky Alvarez set for £7.5m permanent move despite lack of impact on loan

    Daily Mirror "Ricky Alvarez is likely to complete a permanent £7.5 million switch to Sunderland in the summer. The Argentina international will get a rare chance to impress against Fulham in the FA Cup fourth round replay on Tuesday night. The winger, who has failed to claim a regular starting place on..." February 03

  • I want to play for my country! Jermain Defoe eyes England return

    The Express "The striker insists his international career is anything but in the past, as he revealed for the first time his devastation at being omitted from Hodgson's World Cup squad last summer. Defoe insists his 12-month stint in the MLS wasn't a mistake, even though it played a significant part in..." January 21

  • Defoe-Altidore swap done, allocation process looms for Toronto FC target

    TSN "TSN has learned Toronto FC has agreed to swap striker Jermain Defoe to Sunderland AFC of the Barclays Premier League with US Men's National team striker Jozy Altidore and cash heading to Major League Soccer. The cash amount received has not been disclosed at this time but is believed to be..." January 14

  • Report: Jozy Altidore exploring MLS options, in contract discussions

    Pro Soccer Talk "The wonderful, kind, loving Taylor Twellman has decided to heap some more major breaking news on this already insane day of happenings around MLS. Jozy Altidore is reportedly discussing a contract with Major League Soccer, and there are three teams interested. Those teams are Toronto FC, New..." January 08