Sunderland’s threadbare squad is gearing up for life in the Sky Bet Championship following relegation from the Premier League last season. Key players have already departed the club this summer, including top scorer Jermain Defoe and homegrown Jordan Pickford. Newly appointed Simon Grayson has already given several youngsters starting berths in a number of pre-season
Former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes is the newly appointed Sunderland boss: the club confirmed through a statement released to the press. The Scot takes over from Sam Allardyce who has likewise been appointed as manager, but this time for the England national team following Roy Hodgson’s resignation after a disastrous Euro 2016
If Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce needed his players to back him up when he was voicing his concerns over the hectic festive period and the naivety of the Premier League schedule that hosts a full round of mid-week fixtures after the third round of the FA Cup, then Yann M’Vila got the memo. “It’s diabolical.