Martin O’Neill rejects advances from Sunderland
As the pre-season days get closer and closer, Sunderland
fans are getting more anxious on who and when the new Sunderland
manager, and when he’d be announced. Many fans are hoping for an experienced manager that has previously worked with the club, to know his way around. Of course, that put Martin O’Neill
, back on the table, after he was sacked earlier this May, with Di Canio
being his successor. Nevertheless, Martin O’Neill
, currently taking a ‘short’ sabbatical has rejected advances, according to BBC Sport
The former Sunderland manager during his time at the Stadium of Light.
chairman, disappointed, wrote in the club’s official website,"Martin (O’Neill)
has officially declined our offer we put in the table, as he thought that the club were not good enough for him, and didn't feel adequate over his first spell here in Sunderland
. Myself and the board members, along with the staff inside the club will try to find a suitable replacement that will please the fans and most importantly us."
The Sunderland chairman explaining why O’Neill rejected him and his club.
With the media keeping a close eye on Sunderland
, pictures of managers were leaked, with Di Matteo
shaking hands with Ellis Short
on one. Hector Cuper
, who is booked as the least to take over the reins of Sunderland
, was seen in the area, along with Gus Poyet
, who is currently jobless, after being fired at Brighton Hove Albion
, after a discussion with the club.
The former Racing manager is the 'long-shot bet' contender for the available post at Sunderland.