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(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and his assistant Roy Keane at the Champions League Group A match between Real Sociedad and Manchester United at Estadio Anoeta in San Sebastian, Spain. Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty

So what do John Delaney, Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane have in common? Besides, of course, that dusty cassette album of the Best of Roxy Music, languis(...)

The former Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio

Sunderland will not rush to replace Paolo Di Canio as they launch the search for their latest manager.Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo was immedi(...)

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(...)