Sunderland defender John O'Shea is convinced the club have made the right appointment by bringing in David Moyes to replace Sam Allardyce.
With the Black Cats' former boss leaving for the England job Moyes was the first choice to take over.
O'Shea, after his Euro 2016 exploits with the Republic of Ireland, joined up with his team-mates last Sunday - the day after Moyes was appointed - as they headed off to their French training camp.
The Scot has had little time to implement major changes but O'Shea is impressed by the former Everton and Manchester United boss.
He told safc.com:
The new manager has a fantastic pedigree and I saw a stat that he's third or fourth highest in terms of all-time Premier League wins, so we have a manager who knows how to win football matches.
I've had very tough games against his teams in the past and although he hasn't had much time with the group yet he's been getting his ideas across.
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Middlesbrough have made their eighth signing of the summer after agreeing a deal for Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan.
The United States international has agreed a two-year contract with the Teessiders.
Guzan made 34 appearances for relegated Villa last season and played every match in the USA's run to the Copa America semi-final.
The 31-year-old is likely to be back-up at Boro to former Barcelona and Spain goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who joined the newly-promoted Premier League club earlier this month.
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Bastian Schweinsteiger has announced his retirement from international football.
Three weeks after Germany were knocked out of Euro 2016 following a semi-final loss to France, the Manchester United midfielder has said he is stepping down as captain of the national team and ending his international playing career.
The 31-year-old said on his Twitter page: "Dear fans of the Germany national team. I have just asked the national team coach not to consider me any more for his national team selections in future since I would like to retire."
Schweinsteiger, whose final game for Joachim Low's team was the 2-0 defeat to France, was capped 120 times by his country and scored 24 goals.
He became captain after Philipp Lahm retired following the 2014 World Cup, which he won as vice-captain.
His record with Germany, for whom he debuted in June 2004 in a 2-0 defeat to Hungary, reads 81 wins, 19 draws and 20 defeats.
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is believed to be set for a clear-out, with up to nine players reportedly on their way out of Old Trafford.
Several national newspapers have suggested Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger will be the highest profile victim, a little more than a year after he joined the Premier League club from Bayern Munich.
Defenders Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Tim Fosu-Mensah, Tyler Blackett and Paddy McNair are also believed to have no future at Old Trafford.
Midfielders Adnan Januzaj and Andreas Pereira and forwards James Wilson and Will Keane make up the reported nine.
Since his arrival, Mourinho has brought in defender Eric Bailly, midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while the club have been strongly linked with Juventus' France midfielder Paul Pogba.
Birmingham want to end Ricky van Wolfswinkel's Norwich nightmare.
The Blues have held talks with the Canaries over a season-long loan for their record signing, Press Association Sport understands.
Boss Gary Rowett believes he can revive the Dutchman's career after it came to a grinding halt following his £8.5m move to Carrow Road from Sporting Lisbon in 2013.
Van Wolfswinkel has no future under Norwich manager Alex Neil and the Canaries would welcome the chance to move him on as he enters the final year of his contract.
He has scored just twice in 28 appearances and was loaned out to Saint Etienne and Real Betis in the last two seasons having flopped in Norfolk.
The 27-year-old scored just 12 goals during those loan spells and while he has played for the Canaries in pre-season his days are numbered with Neil targeting Fulham forward Ross McCormack.
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It's the news Everton fans were dreading just 12 months after Chelsea's very public pursuit of John Stones.
Man City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed he wants to bring the England international defender to the Etihad this summer.
When quizzed by reporters during City's tour of China on Thursday, Guardiola explained:
“Everyone knows we are going to try, but I don't know what's going to happen.”
Guardiola was speaking after securing his first victory as City manager following a penalty shootout against Borussia Dortmund in Shenzen