Sunderland AFC and Newcastle United fans can get the derby dates in their diaries after the fixture announcement.Read the full story ›
Former Sunderland goalkeeper Jimmy Montgomery has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
He made the renowned double save that helped Sunderland earn a shock FA Cup victory over Leeds United at Wembley in 1973.
"I've been associated with Sunderland since I was 15 and a half, so it's been more than 55 years now. It's something I can look back on now and I'm very, very proud of it".
Jimmy Montgomery holds the record for appearances for Sunderland, having played for his hometown team 627 times. He continues to work with the club as an ambassador.
Sunderland fans, keen to show their elation at Dick Advocaat's decision to stay as manager, have, so far, raised almost £2,000 to to buy flowers for his wife.
A message on the gofundme site says: "A donation from the Sunderland Message Board to give Mrs Advocaat a big thank you for giving us another year of the little general!"
It goes onto say that donations exceeding £150 will be split between the SAFC foundation and a charity of Mrs Advocaat's choice.
Former Sunderland player Michael Proctor says the club, the fans and the players will all be "happy" about the return of Dick Advocaat.
The club confirmed yesterday the Dutchman has been reinstated at Sunderland, despite leaving last week.
He has signed a one year deal to lead the Black Cats next season.
Sunderland has confirmed the appointment of Dick Advocaat as head coach.Read the full story ›
Dick Advocaat has returned to Sunderland as head coach, despite leaving the club last week.
The club has now confirmed that he has signed a one-year deal.
A newspaper is reporting that Dick Advocaat will in fact stay on as Sunderland manager.
The club announced last week that the Dutchman would not continue on Wearside. Dick Advocaat, 67, said at the time that he wanted to retire from club football. The club said last week that it was "extremely disappointed" by the decision.
But The Sun is now reporting that he will in fact stay on as manager. On Twitter, the paper's sportsdesk said: "Dick Advocaat performs a sensational U-turn and will stay at Sunderland as boss".
The editor of A Love Supreme, Martyn McFadden, hopes, after three managers in just over two years, the club can now build and progress:
Martyn McFadden, editor of Sunderland fanzine A Love Supreme, says former manager Dick Advocaat will always be fondly remembered by fans. The Dutchman stepped down after helping the club avoid relegation:
The Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has tonight left the club.Read the full story ›