Just Call Me Captain O'Shea
Lee Cattermole may not be happy to hear this news but it was expected to happen after his last season that was full of injuries and suspensions.
Steve Bruce considered Wes Brown, but again due to his previous injury problems he has chosen the Irish defender to be the new club captain.
O'Shea will bring with him experience and a winning mentality to a team that struggles to sometimes get over the finish line in certain Premiership games.
We here at Vital Sunderland wish John all the best as he guides us up the league table.