The Middlesbrough manager has been speaking ahead of his side's fixture against Bournemouth on Saturday.
The first of Sunday's Premier League double bill takes place at Goodison Park.
Take a look back on previous meetings between Stoke City and Swansea City ahead of Monday evening's meeting.
The Championship club have reportedly made contact with the Italian duo about taking over the club, should Philippe Montanier leave the City Ground.
Everton found themselves in a similar situation to Sunderland 11 years ago.
Newcastle face a trip to Hull City in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup.
Rangers boss Mark Warburton has been linked with an Ibrox exit this week.
Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson has made 10 appearances for the Elland Road club to date.
Rovers fans are currently unhappy with their club sitting in the relegation zone.
We take a look at the talking points ahead of West Bromwich Albion's game against Manchester City.
Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers are due to meet Celtic in the Scottish League Cup later today.
The 20-year-old impressed for West Ham United on Saturday.
Tottenham Hotspur could only draw with Bournemouth on Saturday.
Liverpool are the bookies' favourites to sign Steven Gerrard, with Celtic second on the list.
Liverpool beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at Anfield.
The England international again had a poor game in the Premier League.
The German has replaced the Belgian goalkeeper as Liverpool's number one this season.
Paul Dummett appears to have established himself as Newcastle United's first choice left-back.
Newcastle United and Crystal Palace are reportedly keen on Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic.
Arsenal and Middlesbrough played out a goalless draw this weekend.
Nothing stands still in the City.
Embattled bank announces third-quarter net income hit 278 million euros, which compares favorably to a 6 billion euro loss this time last year.
Barclays said profit rose 35% in the third quarter as revenue from fixed-income trading surged to the highest in more than two years.