Sunderland boss Gus Poyet doesn't understand FA decision not to retrospectively punish Man City midfielder Yaya Toure.
Sunderland will host Chelsea at the Stadium of Light this evening.
Gus Poyet has been handed the task of dragging Sunderland out of relegation trouble after being named as Paolo Di Canio's successor
Gus Poyet has warned Sunderland won't wait forever to land their top transfer targets. The Black Cats are chasing permanent deals for two players who enjoyed successful loan spells on Wearside last season - Liverpool's Fabio Borini and Fiorentina's Marcos Alonso. Meanwhile, Sunderland's Under 21's have been at it again. The Black Cats youth team made the difference in last night's 3-0 friendly win at Hartlepool, just as they did at Carlisle 24 hours earlier. Sunderland's Head Coach was proud of his young players efforts at Victoria park.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet reveals the latest on the club's £14 million pound pursuit of Liverpool striker Fabio Borini and looks back on Tuesday Night's 1-0 Friendly win away at Carlisle United.
Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet is refusing to give up on summer targets Fabio Borini and Marcos Alonso despite a frustrating wait to secure them.
The Black Cats appeared to receive a double set-back in their pursuit of the pair earlier this week when Borini's agent Marco de Marchi indicated that the player's preference was to fight for his place at Liverpool, while a report from Italy suggested Fiorentina full-back Alonso was no longer for sale.
However, Poyet remains optimistic that deals can still be struck for the two men who provided sterling service during loan spells at the Stadium of Light last season.
The Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has told ITV News that tonight's World Cup Cup match between England and Uruguay "is going to be tough", and he is certain the Luis Suaraez, the man who terrorised defences defences across the Premier League during the 2013/14 season will play.
Poyet is a former Uruguay international player and spoke in Brazil where he is providing coverage of the games for ITV Sport:
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet said he hoped to have a better start to the next Premier League season, and an improved season all-round for Sunderland AFC.
Speaking from Brazil, where he is a pundit for ITV's World Cup coverage, he spoke exclusively to ITV News:
Sunderland AFC's manager Gustavo Poyet has signed a new contract at the Stadium of Light until 2016.
After taking over at the club in October 2013, the Uruguayan led the team to the League Cup Final and finished 14th in the Premier League.
He said: " I am delighted to extend my stay with Sunderland AFC after an unbelievable season and our famous Great Escape.
"Stability is absolutely key to long-term and sustained success for any football club and this new contract gives both the club and me that stability going forward.
“Now it's a different challenge for me and the club and I am relishing the next stage with Sunderland. We achieved so much last season, working together - the club and the fans - and we took many good memories from the season.
"The prospect of creating more of those memories is one which excites me, and now I cannot wait for the next chapter in my career and the history of Sunderland AFC.”
Sunderland AFC’s sporting director, Lee Congerton said: “We are naturally delighted that Gus has committed his long-term future to Sunderland. Our plans are well underway in terms of summer recruitment and we are working hard to bring new faces to the squad ahead of the 2014-15 season."
Poyet’s backroom team of Mauricio Taricco, Charlie Oatway, Andy Beasley (GK coach) and Antonio Pintus (fitness coach) will continue to work alongside him.
Watch Gus Poyet's press conference after Sunderland's 3-1 defeat to Swansea City on the final day of the Premier League season.
Gus Poyet spoke of his delight after Sunderland's win. He said that in years to come managers will talk about the game with West Brom: