The Black Cats survived by the skin of their teeth last season under Sam Allardyce.
Newcastle United boast a frightening squad at Championship level.
Rangers right-back James Tavernier scored an impressive 15 goals last term.
Newcastle United got relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season.
The winger is currently on loan with the Scottish Premiership side.
Crystal Palace have been busy in the transfer market this summer.
Kevin Durant has told the clubs he is meeting with in the Hamptons that his decision on a next destination will be made within the next 24-36 hours, sources told ESPN.
Britain’s Heather Watson was handed the second-largest single fine in Wimbledon history on Saturday – $12,000 (£9,043) for unsportsmanlike conduct in her first-round defeat by Annika Beck of Germany.
Between the Tour de France and the Rio Olympics, Mark Cavendish faces a packed summer, but he has got off to the perfect start.
Andy Murray will have to wait until Sunday to discover his fourth-round opponent after Nick Kyrgios and Feliciano López’s hugely enjoyable thrash metal encounter was halted for bad light while poised at one set all.