Vital Football

Latest Sunderland AFC News

O'Neill rebuffs the Boro...

O'Neill rebuffs the Boro...

Martin O'Neill remains in the frame for the Sunderland manager's job after rejecting Middlesbrough's offer.

Boro chairman Steve Gibson had talks with the former Celtic boss last week, but O'Neill has decided the Riverside job is not for him. Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest have also both courted O'Neill this summer, and both now have new managers in place.

It does increase the possibility that Niall Quinn, believed to have already held preliminary talks with the Ulsterman, could be set to get his man subject to the takeover being complete.

Nothing can happen officially until the consortium has completed its protracted takeover of the club, but nothing is stopping Quinn from holding talks with O'Neill or any other managerial candidate in the meantime.

However, if reports are to be believed, one of the major factors for O'Neill rejecting Boro was location, with the Irishman, who lives in Buckinghamshire, feeling that Boro is too far north away from his sick wife.

If so, it would mean that Quinn certainly has a job on his hands to persuade O'Neill that his next job should be on Wearside.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Wednesday May 31 2006
Time: 3:01PM

Comments

0
who do u want?
green giant 12
31/05/2006 17:15:00
0
go get O'Neill the Prem needs you!
merlin
02/06/2006 19:35:00
0
Merlin Alex McLeish is better , he won more titles in less time than O'Neil . with a decent transfer budget he could get Sunderland bk up into the premiership
scottm_1989
06/06/2006 11:09:00
0
You have got to be joking scottm. I think Mcleish was very lucky to manage a side that would virtually pick itself and at a time when celtic were re building.
FEn_100
07/06/2006 11:36:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Officials - Watford v Sunderland (1/4/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Watford and Sunderland this Saturday.

McNair Issued Manchester United Ultimatum

Sunderland defender Paddy McNair has opened up on his Manchester United exit by revealing he made it clear to Jose Mourinho he wouldn't be leaving on loan.

Jermain's Secret To Success

Defoe now has a 'better understanding' of his body, as such he doesn't drink, embraces cryotherapy treatment, undertakes yoga and has entered a vegan lifestyle into his diet.

Gibson Welcomes Timely Boost

Former Manchester United and Everton midfielder Darron Gibson is eagerly awaiting the returns of Sunderland duo Lee Cattermole and Victor Anichebe.

Archived Vital Sunderland Articles

Vital Sunderland articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Sunderland
Write For Vital Sunderland
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Burnley MotM
Suggested By:
Pickford35%
Jones0%
Denayer0%
O Shea0%
Oviedo16%
Gibson0%
Rodwell0%
Larsson0%
Januzaj0%
Defoe16%
Borini0%
Sub-Ndong0%
Sub-Khazri33%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Results (view all)

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 9 2017 1:30PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 26 2017 7:45PM : Middlesbrough (a)
Barclays Premier League
Write for Vital Football