Former Sunderland boss Mick McCarthy has jumped to the defence of current incumbent David Moyes over he comments he made about their prospects this season.
Sunderland FC host Middlesbrough FC at The Stadium of Light this Sunday in the Wear-Tees derby but haven't won in the Premier League in August since 2010.
Sunderland have announced that they will be giving their stadium a face-lift.
Sunderland host Newcastle United in Sunday's local derby and today we look back on five recent encounters that have had the north east talking.
Gus Poyet is battling with the Italian giants to land the out-of-contract Italy Under-20 international, but here's why he has a chance.
Sunderland's Italian midfield general has been linked with a January move to Serie A side Inter Milan.
Even for a club that has a history of sacking managers, the timing of the decision of Sunderland's board to axe Martin O'Neill seems somewhat strange.