Stoke striker Michael Owen and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand have given their reaction to Martin O'Neill being sacked by Sunderland.
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Sunderland Football Club have thanked their former manager Martin O'Neill for all his hard work.
It said in a statement, "The club would like to place on record its thanks to Martin and wishes him well for the future. An announcement will be made in the coming days regarding a successor".
Sunderland has announced it will "part company" with manager Martin O'Neill.
Earlier today Sunderland lost 1-0 to Manchester United.