This morning stories emerged from the Emerald Isle that Niall Quinn is in talks to potentially get involved in a Sunderland takeover.
While the details in the story are a bit sketchy, it's certainly got fans on Wearside excited.
Here's 12 things Black Cats' fans had to say about the potential return of the Irishman...
@LBarks72 Just waiting for the Quinny takeover rumours to be quashed to start another week of doom and gloom #safc
@RichHammond_Fan Please be true about Quinny. #safc #discopants #saviour.
@liambailey123 Hope it’s true about quinny but I just can’t see it happening #SAFC
@JohnC2063 Once but not twice? Surely Niall Quinn can't be riding back on his white horse to revive Sunderland for a second time? Wonder if there is an element of regret he helped to sell the club to Ellis Short. Real Roy of the Rovers story if true. #SaintNiall #safc
@Dan1879_SAFC I'm not convinced at all by the source but... PLEASE BE TRUE, PLEASE BE TRUE, PLEASE BE TRUE, PLEASE BE TRUE!!! #SAFC #SHORTOUT
@Reece_Benson I’m not going to let myself believe that this Quinn story could even be remotely true because I’d be crushed if it was quashed in the near future and I can’t put myself through that #SAFC
@Parkersafc I loved the Sund-Ireland era. Seeing Dublin turned into a sea of red and white on the pre season tour was incredible #safc
@PawleySteven Just like transfer rumours not going to believe any takeover rumours until i see the scarf above head picture at the AOL #HawayTheLads #Safc
@RGHanson93 Imagine if those Quinny rumours turn out to be true though, wow! #safc
@GlenAnderson_ Takeover rumours just as season ticket renewals come out and relegation is imminent #safc
@Japlez My heart is pounding for Niall Quinn #SAFC
@gabenoble12 please be true about Quinny #SAFC