Former Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Sunderland are considering taking legal action against Paolo Di Canio following their former manager’s tirade against a number of his old players.The (...)

Paolo Di Canio has hit back at Martin O’Neill as the war of words between the former Sunderland managers continued. Photograph: PA Wire

Paolo Di Canio has hit back at Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill as the war of words between the former Sunderland managers continued. Di Can(...)

Sunderland caretaker manager Kevin Ball will be in charge for the weekend’s game against Manchester United. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Kevin Ball will send Sunderland into battle with Manchester United on Saturday after his spell as interim manager was extended.The 48-year-old, who wa(...)

Gus Poyet is expecting a call from Sunderland as the seek to replace Paolo Di Canio after the Italian was sacked on Sunday. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Sunderland will attempt to persuade Gus Poyet that to succeed Paolo Di Canio at the Stadium of Light after the Uruguayan emerged as the leading candid(...)

Romelu Lukaku (right) during his loan spell from Chelsea to   West Bromwich Albion’s last season

It’s not often that several million people will be concerned over whether Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku starts a match against Hull City.However, as the fir(...)

Sunderland’s John O’Shea:  “The full-back days definitely seem to be behind me now.”

Kipling would have been a John O’Shea fan. A man’s man, he’s made a career out of keeping his head; shouldered more than his fair share of blame; trea(...)

Armenia’s Henrik Mkhitaryan (centre) is a transfer target for Liverpool. Photograph: Jens Noergaard Larsen/Scanpix/Reuters

Liverpool are confident their attempts to strengthen the squad will accelerate further this week with deals edging closer to secure the Sunderland goa(...)