Jack Ross is set to be unveiled as the new Sunderland manager this afternoon in his first press conference. Everyone is eager to see what the new man has to say and the visions he has for the club. Stay tuned for more updates.
Elsewhere, A report in Turkish outlet Fotomac claims that Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong has been offered to Galatasaray. Cardiff City and Lyon are also credited with an interest in the Gabon international midfielder, who is set to depart the Stadium of Light this summer.
We're understood to be interested in Middlesbrough midfielder Grant Leadbitter. The former SAFC player is out of favour under Tony Pulis and, despite interest by other Championship clubs, a return to his boyhood club could be enough to secure the 32 year old's signature.
In other news, Roy Keane has praised "level headed" John O'Shea ahead of his international retirement: “I remember him as a young player at United and thinking, "This kid's got a chance," decent player”, explained keane. 'Strangely enough, he always seemed really balanced. We've talked about all the pitfalls in football, but John always seemed to be really switched-on. 'But listen, he could be a raving lunatic when he's at home in the evenings... I hope he is. I hope he's a head-case and we're all proved wrong when he's locked up in six months and we're all saying, "Jesus, I never saw that coming." No, but I don't think so. He'll probably have a nice steady life, probably become a coach or a pundit. Brilliant pro. Great lad. It's a nice send-off for him, but he's had a good innings and you couldn't begrudge him the nice send-off that he's going to get. We have good memories of Shaysie, a good pro, a good lad and we'll miss him, just like we miss Robbie and Shay and all of those guys. But it's all par for the course. You've seen these guys come and go. John certainly deserves the praise he gets because he's a good lad, a good pro, a really good player.”