A shaft of sunlight falls on the Villa supporters during the English Premier League football match against Swansea City at Villa Park. Photograph: Getty Images

Ex-Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert believes expectation levels at his struggling former club are too high. Villa go to Southampton in the Capital One(...)

Sunderland have completed the signing of  of Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates on a four-year deal. Photograph:  Richard Sellers/PA

Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat secured his first signing on Wednesday evening when Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates completed a permanent swit(...)

Jordan Henderson was given his Sunderland debut by Roy Keane. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Jordan Henderson says he “can never really repay” Irish assistant coach Roy Keane for giving him his first team debut with Sunderland seven years ago.(...)

Dick Advocaat has signed a new one-year deal as  Sunderland’s head coach. Photo:  Nigel French/PA

Dick Advocaat has signed a new one-year deal to become Sunderland’s head coach after performing a sensational U-turn. The 67-year-old Dutchman, who ha(...)

Sunderland’s Adam Johnson has largely been used as a substitute since Dick Advocaat replaced Gus Poyet. Photograph: Scott Heppell/AP Photo

Dick Advocaat will wait until next week before telling Sunderland whether he wants to remain in the manager’s chair for next season or retire. Althou(...)

Dick Advocaat failed at first to appreciate intensity of Old Firm derby. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Dick Advocaat has managed various teams at assorted points across the globe but one of the game’s foremost “world travellers” is not about to underest(...)

Poland international Arkadiusz Milik (centre) has come into his own after joining Ajax Amsterdam on loan from Bayer Leverkusen. Photograph: Reuters

He scored twice again last Saturday, Robert Lewandowski. Bayern Munich may have been 2-0 ahead at Werder Bremen, and on the way to Bayern’s sixth cons(...)

Dick Advocaat has been announced as Sunderland’s head coach until the end of the season. Photograph: PA

Sunderland have appointed Dick Advocaat as head coach until the end of the season, the Barclays Premier League club have announced.The 67-year-old Dut(...)

Gus Poyet has been fired as manager of Sunderland. Photograph: PA

Gus Poyet has parted company with Sunderland after the club decided to fast-forward plans to replace him in the summer.The Uruguayan’s sacking ends an(...)

Gus Poyet is set to be sacked by Sunderland after taking charge of his final training session. Photograph: Getty

Gus Poyet took what seems certain to be his final training session on Monday morning at Sunderland’s weekday headquarters, the Academy of Light.When t(...)