The former midfielder is set to be Martin O'Neill's assistant as Republic of Ireland manager
Leeds manager Brian McDermott is not interested in the role either
Italian hopes dust will settle on his controversial appointment but for now a potentially incendiary Tyne-Wear clash awaits
Newcastle next up after nine-game winless streak
Frenchman has failed to make impact at Stadium of Light
Sunderland 3 West Ham United 0
France Under-21 international is a defensive midfielder
Fee agreed for the France Under-21 midfielder
New manager praises his 'decent players' as bottom club draw 0-0 at Sunderland
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James McFadden has completed his move to Sunderland on a short-term contract.
Former Scotland international James McFadden was today poised to sign a short-term contract with Sunderland.
Sunderland have been given little encouragement in their pursuit of Wolves striker Steven Fletcher.
Asamoah Gyan has cast doubt over his future by admitting it could lie "anywhere".
Giovanni Trapattoni yesterday answered the pleas of a nation when he named the Sunderland winger James McClean in his squad for Euro 2012 this summer.
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