The Sunderland Echo reports that Sunderland have been handed a massive boost after manager Chris Coleman revealed of his intention to remain with the club no matter what happens at the end of the season.
The Black Cats, currently rock bottom of the Championship, are deep in a relegation fight and will do well not to get relegated to League One. With just nine league games left this campaign, time is fast running out for the Stadium of Light outfit.
Coleman's desire to stay, however, can go a long way to stabilize Sunderland if they do remain in the Championship, or help the club bounce back from League One in the event of relegation.
Sunderland's bitter rivals Newcastle secured instant promotion back to the Premier League at the end of last term, mainly because Rafa Benitez elected to remain at the helm after relegation to the Championship.
While the Spaniard is more experienced - and a better tactician than Coleman - the Welshman has a decent CV, and will want to prove that he can succeed in club management again, after taking the Wales national team to the semi-finals of the Euros in 2016.