Tuesday May 14
N'Diaye wants Sunderland No 1 to stay on Wearside
PAOLO DI CANIO has plans for a summer of change at the Stadium of Light, but one of Sunderland's newest recruits hopes Simon Mignolet does not form part of the club's close-season transfer business.
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Glenn Whelan is one of three Stoke players in the Republic of Ireland squad.
"We have recently produced two strong performances and the players have proven they are working very well together," said the manager.
Sunderland backroom staff: Who are the men behind Paolo di Canio's operation?
But the head coach would be the first to pay tribute to his four-man backroom team who, like the Italian, have dedicated themselves to the Mackem cause.