O’Neill admits surprise to Sunderland departure calls

Martin O’Neill has moved quickly to pour cold water over rumours that he is about to leave Sunderland.

Martin O’Neill has moved quickly to pour cold water over rumours that he is about to leave Sunderland.

The Northern Irishman was linked with a premature Stadium of Light exit on Twitter following the weekend’s 4-2 home loss to West Bromwich Albion but he has admitted his surprise at the speculation and made it clear he is not about to leave anytime soon.

"Yes, it was a bit of a surprise, really. Nothing probably should surprise me in the game, but yes,” he said ahead of Tuesday night’s home clash with QPR.

"There was nothing in it. Anybody can tweet these days. I think it happened a couple of years ago as well, something like that, a similar sort of thing.

"But that's the nature of it. But no, I was pretty surprised."

 

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