Who stays and who goes? Sunderland’s summer dilemmas explained ahead of massive overhaul

Is it exciting, or is it absolutely terrifying?

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Sunderland boss Chris Coleman. Picture by Frank Reid

Chris Coleman opens up on Ellis Short, League One and Sunderland’s future

Ellis Short’s absentee ownership continues to cast a shadow over Chris Coleman’s Sunderland tenure.

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Darren Bent (left) wheels away after scoring Burton's equaliser on Saturday. Picture by Frank Reid

Nigel Clough and Darren Bent react after Burton condemn Sunderland to relegation

Former Black Cat Darren Bent said that he sympathised with Sunderland’s supporters and staff – after the Black Cats’ relegation to League One was confirmed.

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Lee Cattermole departs the pitch after Saturday's defeat to Burton. Picture by Frank Reid

Sunderland boss on two key factors that have pushed the club towards relegation

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman admits that the number of players on short-term contracts have hampered his attempts to foster a spirit of togetherness since taking over.

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Chris Coleman during the 2-1 defeat to Burton Albion

What relegation to League One should mean for Sunderland and Chris Coleman

Nigel Clough spoke with genuine affection about the club where his father will forever be a legend.
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The story of Sunderland's relegation in the words of those at the heart of it

A 2-1 defeat to Burton Albion leaves Sunderland facing only their second ever stint in the third tier of British football.

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Player ratings as Darren Bent helps send Sunderland into League One

Sunderland have been relegated to League One for only the second time in their history after losing to Burton Albion on Saturday.

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Coleman during Sunderland's 2-1 defeat to Burton Albion

Chris Coleman discusses his uncertain Sunderland future after club's relegation to League One

Chris Coleman says he '100%' wants to stay as Sunderland manager, but admits that ownership uncertainty leaves his future unclear.

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Sunderland's humiliating relegation stems from Ellis Short and more shambolic recruitment

It looked like they would make it interesting for a little while longer.

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Darren Bent scores for Burton

League One football a certainty for Sunderland as Darren Bent launches Burton Albion comeback

Sunderland will play third tier football for only the second time in their history.

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Steele plays for the first time since being sent off against QPR

Sunderland v Burton Albion team news: Chris Coleman makes three changes for crunch clash

Jason Steele returns to the Sunderland side as they face Burton Albion this afternoon.
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Chris Coleman. Picture by Frank Reid

Chris Coleman reveals first details of Sunderland’s pre-season plans

Chris Coleman has drawn up Sunderland’s pre-season plans, with the club hoping to play a fixture at the Stadium of Light before the new campaign begins.

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Sunderland boss Chris Coleman celebrates the recent win at Derby. Picture by Frank Reid

Chris Coleman hopes for survival but says Sunderland must emulate Blackburn Rovers if they drop

Burton Albion. Fulham. Wolves.

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Aiden Markram heads for the pavilion after being dismissed for 0 on debut

Durham's bowlers fight back after horror start to the season against Kent

Aiden Markram strode to the crease with the confidence of a man who has bested the attacks of India and Australia, averaging 55 in tests at the tender age of 23.

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Takeover talk, kits, moving away fans and board representation: The key points as Martin Bain meets supporters

Martin Bain held a meeting with supporters groups last week to discuss a number of issues at the club.
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George Honeyman celebrates scoring in Sunderland's recent 1-1 draw against Norwich. Picture by Frank Reid

Sunderland youngsters could be offered new deals as Chris Coleman plots his big rebuild

Sunderland’s manager knows what kind of team he wants to build.

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Sunderland manager Chris Coleman. Picture by Frank Reid

Chris Coleman still in the dark but still desperate to be big part of Sunderland’s future

Manager Chris Coleman remains desperate to be part of Sunderland’s future despite the ongoing uncertainty.

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Bryan Oviedo will miss the clash with Burton Albion

Sunderland suffer further injury setback ahead of crunch Burton clash

Chris Coleman has suffered another injury setback after Bryan Oviedo was ruled out of the clash with Burton Albion.

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Boss Chris Coleman speaks to Lee Cattermole during Saturday's draw at Reading. Picture by Frank Reid

Lee Cattermole’s comments highlight Chris Coleman’s big challenge ahead of another turbulent summer

It was an adrenaline-fuelled, surreal afternoon, but, speaking just moments after Sunderland completed their ‘Bristanbul’ comeback in February, Lee Cattermole offered a clear assessment of the side.

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Paul Collingwood at the Riverside this week.

Paul Collingwood ready for another season as he tries to build something ‘special’ at Durham

Will Smith describes his run-scoring exploits last season as an ‘inspiration’.

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