Sunderland first-team coach Charlie Oatway has revealed manager Gus Poyet is ready to stay.
Poyet's contract is reported to have a break clause.
Oatway said: "Gus has done a fantastic job with the players and the club, but now we have got work to do, sorting out players, looking at options that we might have to bring in or whatever and see what happens in the market, whether people come in for your players.
"We don't know what's going to go on, we haven't got a crystal ball, so we don't know.
"But there's work to be done now and we have to get it done and make sure we get our foundations sorted out as much as possible now."
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