Martin O'Neill and Mark Hughes have spoken to Sunderland about the manager's job

In this tribal jungle, Bruce's scalp was a matter of time

The former Sunderland manager once told Simon Turnbull he was 'black-and-white daft'. Such devotion helped seal his fate

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Michael Gray hopes Sunderland appoint Mark Hughes

Former Sunderland player Michael Gray believes Mark Hughes is the perfect candidate to revive the Wearsiders.

Steve Bruce barks out instructions at the Sunderland players

Tim Rich: Once the fans turn it's over

When the vitriol pours down from the terraces, there is no way back. Bruce has gone, and Kean will be dragged down next

Manager Steve Bruce feared Wickham had damaged ligaments

Wickham injury boost for Sunderland

Sunderland striker Connor Wickham suffered no serious damage when he injured his knee at Manchester United, the club has confirmed.

Asamoah Gyan joined Al-Ain on loan

Gyan: No regrets over rapid exit

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Sunderland striker Connor Wickham awaits news on injury

Sunderland striker Connor Wickham was today due to undergo a scan to determine the extent of the knee injury he suffered on Saturday.

Stand by your man: United honour their manager before the game

Brown gives Ferguson's jubilee its silver lining

Manchester United 1 Sunderland 0: Own goal from former United defender gives manager anniversary victory

Sir Alex Ferguson is presented with a photo to commemerate his 25th year as manager, as the North Stand is renamed the 'Sir Alex Ferguson Stand'

Manchester United celebrate Ferguson's 25 years with a win

Manchester United 1 Sunderland 0

Sunderland look to sign Peter Crouch from Tottenham

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has turned to England international Peter Crouch once again as he looks to land a big-name striker.

Bruce yearns for quality striker to help misfiring Sunderland

Swansea 0 Sunderland 0

Sunderland show how much they miss 'predator' Bent

Swansea City 0 Sunderland 0

Poyet enjoys the high life but tells Brighton to keep feet on ground

Brighton manager Gus Poyet admits he must curb the growing expectation surrounding his team after an exciting start to the season was further enhanced by their Carling Cup defeat of Sunderland on Tuesday.

Steve Bruce concerned after Sunderland crash out

Steve Bruce is already facing tough questions over the Sunderland team he has rebuilt this summer after a 1-0 Carling Cup exit at Brighton followed hard on the heels of defeat by a similar margin at home to local rivals Newcastle just four days earlier.

Bruce targets Carling Cup glory

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce will attempt to put the misery of another derby disaster to one side as he targets Carling Cup glory.

Staunton handed Sunderland role

Former Republic of Ireland boss Steve Staunton has joined Sunderland's backroom staff.

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