Bolo Zenden is happy with his move to Sunderland.
"The manager was a major factor in my decision. He came to the club, made changes and breathed new life into the place.
"What we're trying to do here is to get the club to another level. It won't happen overnight - it will take a little bit of time - but as we all know, in football you don't always have a lot of time.
"I felt that the club had everything I was looking for. Obviously, Sunderland is not as glamorous as Barcelona or Chelsea or Liverpool, but the main thing is that the club, and the city, breathes football."