Martin O'Neill's future at Sunderland is all the buzz in the Northeast.
The Daily Mail says Sunderland have quashed rumours that Oâ€™Neill offered to resign in the wake of his sideâ€™s latest Barclays Premier League defeat.
A club spokesman said Oâ€™Neill had â€˜unequivocally not resignedâ€™ after West Bromwich Albion beat them 4-2 at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.
For the third time in a month, rumours swept the North East, and Twitter, and several radio stations and news agencies reported Oâ€™Neillâ€™s departure as fact.
That news forced the club to issue the brief statement that Oâ€™Neill will be in charge for Tuesdayâ€™s home game against Queens Park Rangers and he will meet the media at the usual pre-match press conference at the clubâ€™s training ground on Monday.