Sunderland understudy Marton Fulop has warned Craig Gordon he will not be giving up the goalkeeper's shirt without a fight.
Loan striker Michael Chopra has told new Sunderland manager Ricky Sbragia he wants to go back to Premier League hopefuls Cardiff.
Ricky Sbragia was gracious enough to admit Sunderland had been beaten by a "far superior" Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.
Ricky Sbragia has insisted he will not shirk from the tough task of leading Sunderland away from the threat of relegation.
Sunderland have announced that Ricky Sbragia has signed an 18-month contract to remain in charge of the first team.
Sunderland have told El-Hadji Diouf he is free to leave the club if Blackburn pursue a deal for the African forward.
Rick Sbragia could recall Paul McShane from his loan spell at Hull and is considering the futures of several other Sunderland stars.
Ricky Sbragia is looking to sign a new defender in January after being told by the Sunderland board there is money to spend.
Sunderland stand-in boss Ricky Sbragia has been a massive hit with the players - who want the board to take him on permanently.
Craig Gordon will return to training with the Sunderland squad next week but is not expected back in action until late January.
Croatia coach Slaven Bilic has become the new favourite to become Roy Keane's successor as manager of struggling Sunderland.
Sunderland have been rocked by the news defender George McCartney is facing up to two months on the sidelines through injury.
The agent of Roberto Mancini has said the Italian would be willing to talk to Sunderland over the vacant managerial position.
Bolton are reported to be lining up a £6million swoop for Sunderland midfielder Kieran Richardson.
Sunderland caretaker boss Ricky Sbragia is hoping strike duo Kenwyne Jones and Djibril Cisse can fire the Black Cats up the table.
Carlos Alberto Parreira, Brazil's 1994 World Cup winning coach, is interested in becoming Sunderland's next manager.
Niall Quinn insists caretaker boss Ricky Sbragia could take over at Sunderland permanently as Poland coach Leo Beenhakker is linked.
Sunderland caretaker-boss Ricky Sbragia says Niall Quinn has the club's best interests at heart and will appoint the right manager.
Gerard Houllier has ruled himself out of the running for the Sunderland job after saying he is 'not interested' in the position.
Gerard Houllier has emerged a serious candidate for the Sunderland job after the Black Cats narrowed their search.
Sunderland are hopeful Dean Whitehead will have recovered from a dead leg in time to face West Brom this weekend.
Michael Chopra has admitted he is unsure where his future lies following Roy Keane's departure from the Stadium of Light.
Co Adriaanse has ruled himself out of the running to take over at Sunderland but Alan Curbishley remains keen on the job.
Sam Allardyce says there has not yet been any contact from Sunderland but has reiterated his desire to take over at the club.
Peter Reid and Steve McClaren both say they have no interest in the Sunderland job as the Black Cats look to replace Roy Keane.
Peter Reid has made the shock admission that he would be interested in making a return to Sunderland as Roy Keane's successor.
Hull forward Nick Barmby says the club are determined to keep hold of boss Phil Brown despite repeated interest from Sunderland.
Niall Quinn says there have been "over 30 sensible applications" for the Sunderland job but he's in no rush to make an appointment.
Alan Curbishley is interested in the Sunderland job but Steve Bruce isn't, while Sam Allardyce has received heavyweight backing.
Hull boss Phil Brown says he is flattered to be linked with Sunderland but has no plans to walk out on the Tigers.
Sam Allardyce has declared his interest in the Sunderland job and is favourite to take charge following Roy Keane's departure.
Former player Sam Allardyce has confirmed he wants to become the full-time successor to manager Roy Keane at Sunderland.
Former Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce has emerged as the early front runner to replace Roy Keane as the next Sunderland boss.
Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has thanked Roy Keane for the 'winning mentality' he brought to the club following his resignation.
Sunderland have confirmed that Roy Keane has left the club after two-and-a-half years in charge at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland are reported to be showing an interest in Sheffield United's highly-rated defender Kyle Naughton.
Sunderland midfielder Teemu Tainio says his injury problems are behind him and hopes to start against Manchester United.
Roy Keane has dismissed suggestions his contract situation is affecting the Sunderland players and insists he will not quit the club.
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