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Chris Coleman admits he’s battling Ellis Short ownership ‘insecurities’ at Sunderland

Chris Coleman says he needs to ‘dismantle and rebuild’ Sunderland – while battling against insecurities over whether Ellis Short will remain owner.

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Darron Gibson takes control of proceedings as Lee Cattermole loses his footing.

Chris Coleman’s shot across bows of senior players was long overdue, but there’s bigger battles to come

How refreshing to see an opposition manager bristle post-match, frustrated by Sunderland and his team’s inability to get past them.

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‘Resilience, diligence, accountability’... Chris Coleman on Sunderland’s path to safety

‘Resilience, diligence, accountability’... Chris Coleman on Sunderland’s path to safety

Chris Coleman has been encouraged by the early response of the Sunderland squad to his management, and says hard work on the training ground will be key.

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Lynden Gooch impressed.

Chris Coleman on Aiden McGeady, John O’Shea and Sunderland’s change of system

Chris Coleman says his selection for the 0-0 draw with Wolves was ‘horses for courses’, meaning Aiden McGeady could make a quick return to the starting XI next weekend.

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Sunderland stopper explains the difference Chris Coleman has made and hails travelling support

Robbin Ruiter hailed Chris Coleman’s tactical switch and says the Black Cats manager’s faith in the squad will help haul them away from trouble.

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Coleman oversaw a resilient performance from Sunderland

Sunderland dig deep to secure excellent point against Wolves after another unnecessary red card

It is to Sunderland’s immense credit that this week another unnecessary red card did not lead to their downfall.

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Sunderland held on despite a red card shown to Lee Cattermole

Wolves 0-0 Sunderland: Player ratings as superb rearguard seals valuable point

Sunderland held on to secure a point against the league leaders despite Lee Cattermole seeing red in the second half.

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Lynden Gooch and Donald Love start for Sunderland

Wolves v Sunderland team news: Donald Love a surprise starter as Chris Coleman makes changes

Donald Love makes his first league start of the season as Chris Coleman switches to five at the back against Wolves.

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Chris Coleman. Picture by Frank Reid

Shifting high earners, attracting loanees and wantaway players: Chris Coleman on Sunderland’s key January questions

Chris Coleman admits that his January transfer plans are dependent on some of Sunderland’s higher earners leaving the club, but he has a back-up plan if buyers can’t be found.

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James Vaughan.

Three ways injury-ravaged Sunderland could line up to try and shock sparkling Wolves

If this was not already Sunderland’s toughest test of the season, then a raft of injuries and suspensions have left Chris Coleman with a mountain to climb at Molineux.

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Chris Coleman admits Sunderland need more ‘pace and power’ ahead of January transfer window

Chris Coleman admits Sunderland need more ‘pace and power’ ahead of January transfer window

Chris Coleman says he hopes he can use the January tranfer window to make his Sunderland side ‘more dynamic’.

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Chris Coleman.

Summer transfer window the perfect chance for reboot – but now Chris Coleman must raid contacts book to ensure short-term survival

The glorious scenes in the swirling sleet of Burton provided a temporary escape from what has so far been another miserable season.

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Sunderlands management team of Chris Coleman and Kit Symons.

The verdict on Chris Coleman’s first Sunderland games and four key conclusions

Chris Coleman had insisted he knew what he was walking into at Sunderland, and Saturday’s latest home implosion will have underlined it.

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Robbin Ruiter.

Chris Coleman says both of Sunderland’s struggling goalkeepers will get a chance to impress him

Chris Coleman says he ‘had to show faith’ in Sunderland goalkeeper Robbin Ruiter, but won’t rule out a return for Jason Steele.

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Coleman has won one of his three games in charge so far

Wales stars back Chris Coleman to turn Sunderland around

Two of Chris Coleman's former Wales stars have backed the new boss to halt Sunderland's slide.

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Chris Coleman. Picture by Frank Reid

Only an overhaul of starting XI’s spine will allow Chris Coleman to make Sunderland vision work

For most of those in attendance on Saturday, this will have been their first look at Chris Coleman’s Sunderland.

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Joel Asoro passes an instruction to Lee Cattermole. Picture by Frank Reid

Sunderland boss admits it may be time to take some of his experienced players out of the team

Chris Coleman admits he may have to take some of his experienced players out of the firing line after yet another home failure.

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Adam Matthews takes on Reading winger Mo Barrow. Picture by Frank Reid

Sunderland defender on Callum McManaman red, Reading defeat and Joel Asoro

Adam Matthews says he and his Sunderland team-mates felt the first yellow card that led to Callum McManaman’s crucial sending off was harsh, and wouldn’t blame the winger for Saturday’s 3-1 defeat to Reading.

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Chris Coleman endures Saturday's defeat to Reading.

Chris Coleman considering Stadium of Light changes after yet another home defeat

Chris Coleman admits he may need to ‘be brave’ and mix things up at the Stadium of Light as he looks to end Sunderland’s wretched home record.

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Coleman watched his side make a number of poor errors

New philosophy but same old Sunderland as awful decisions and wretched defending costs them again

The first half had not been an easy watch, a glut of sideways passing as both sides searched for control without taking the necessary risks.
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