Sunderland chief Margaret Byrne says they want to bring European football to the Stadium of Light.
Byrne say the board are delighted with the team's progress under manager Martin O'Neill.
â€œThereâ€™s still lots of players from previous regimes here on contracts that heâ€™s trying to make better players or to bring in to his style of football. Thatâ€™s a process and, like with any manager, itâ€™s going to take a bit of time. Heâ€™s been here over a year now," Byrne told The Journal.
â€œThe ultimate aim is to play European football. That is what Martin wants to do and that focus hasnâ€™t changed. We need to get a few results under our belt and then push on to next season."