Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is excited going into the summer market.
Poyet revealed he had already met owner and chairman Ellis Short to discuss the way forward, and will do so again after a short break, but was adamant there was nothing sinister about those talks.
He said: "Every single manager in the world when he finishes the season has a meeting with the chairman of the football club, winning the league, going down, in the middle, having been named somewhere else, with contract, without contract - it's natural.
"Every now and then when a manager says, 'I need to meet with the chairman to see where we are going', you all start to think, 'He's leaving' or 'He's not happy' or 'There's a problem', but it's nothing.
"Yes, I want to know where we are going, if it's possible not to make the same mistakes that we have made in the last couple of years because I don't want to go through another year like this one."
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