OFFICIAL: O'Neill appointed manager
As expected, Sunderland have confirmed the appointment of Martin O'Neill as the club's new manager on a three-year contract.
O'Neill, 59, will start work officially on Monday, following tomorrow's clash at Wolves.
Speaking to BBC Sport O'Neill said:
'It's a very nice feeling to be back in football and to be the manager of Sunderland. It's a big moment for me.
'I'd heard about what a good club it was but coming here, seeing the stadium and training ground, I've been bowled over. It's absolutely fantastic,' O'Neill added.
'I hope I can help Sunderland to a very successful period. That's what I've come for and that's my driving ambition.'
Sunderland chairman Ellis Short said: 'Martin has as good a managerial pedigree as you could wish to find.'