Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Sunderland https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/sunderland Fri, 23 Aug 2019 05:46:22 +1000 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[DONE DEAL: Lee Cattermole delighted with VVV move]]> <p>Former Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole has signed with VVV Venlo for 12 months.</p><p>The midfielder has won the deal after successful preseason trials.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/done-deal-lee-cattermole-delighted-with-vvv-move-4293870?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BSunderland'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Former Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole has signed with VVV Venlo for 12 months.

The midfielder has won the deal after successful preseason trials.

Cattermole said: "I am very happy that after so many seasons in England I can now work in the Netherlands at a beautiful Eredivisie club such as VVV-Venlo. With my experience I can contribute to the development of this young team.

"I want to move forward with VVV."

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<![CDATA[Allardyce reveals massive Leicester offer for Everton keeper Pickford]]> <p>Former Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce says Leicester City made an enormous offer for Jordan Pickford.</p><p>Allardyce was in charge of the Black Cats when Pickford emerged from the club's academy ranks.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/allardyce-reveals-massive-leicester-offer-for-everton-keeper-pickford-4293656?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BSunderland'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Former Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce says Leicester City made an enormous offer for Jordan Pickford.

Allardyce was in charge of the Black Cats when Pickford emerged from the club's academy ranks.

And he has revealed how the Foxes proposed a massive bid for the current England international.

"I knew he was going to the top when I watched him at Preston when he was on loan and I was manager of Sunderland," Allardyce said on talkSPORT.

"I brought him back from Preston at Christmas, they wanted him for the year, and he had a few games with us.

"We got offered an awful lot of money by Leicester City from Steve Walsh when I was at Sunderland, so it was no surprise when Walsh was director of football at Everton that he bought Pickford when (Sunderland) got relegated.

"There's not a better young goalkeeper around in Europe at the moment."

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<![CDATA[Ex-Sunderland captain Cattermole training with VVV Venlo]]> <p>Former Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole is training with VVV Venlo.</p><p>Cattermole was allowed to come off contract by Sunderland last month.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/ex-sunderland-captain-cattermole-training-with-vvv-venlo-4292976?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BSunderland'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Former Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole is training with VVV Venlo.

Cattermole was allowed to come off contract by Sunderland last month.

VVV announced today the 31 year-old is training with them with the aim of landing a contract.

"Cattermole and VVV-Venlo have agreed with each other that there will be an assessment in the upcoming period as to whether club and player match," the club confirmed.

The midfielder was a first-choice for Sunderland in League One last season, but was still allowed to move on.

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<![CDATA[Moyes: Newcastle fans will give Bruce a chance]]> <p>Former Sunderland boss David Moyes believes Newcastle United fans will give Steve Bruce a chance.</p><p>Moyes, however, knows the job will be difficult.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/moyes-newcastle-fans-will-give-bruce-a-chance-4292763?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BSunderland'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Former Sunderland boss David Moyes believes Newcastle United fans will give Steve Bruce a chance.

Moyes, however, knows the job will be difficult.

Newcastle's a brilliant club but it's always been a difficult club," he said.

I even heard Graeme Souness talk about it at the weekend saying it was the hardest club he's ever had to manage and he's been to a few when you think of Galatasaray."

I think Steve did what he thought was right for himself. He wanted to go back to the Premier League. He wanted to manage a really big club in Newcastle United."

I think the Newcastle supporters will give Steve a chance."

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<![CDATA[DONE DEAL? Leicester swoop for Aston Villa prospect Mitch Clark]]> <p>Leicester City have swooped for Aston Villa prospect Mitch Clark.</p><p>Sky Sports says Leicester have one eye on the future as they build under Brendan Rodgers.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/done-deal-leicester-swoop-for-aston-villa-prospect-mitch-clark-4290511?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BSunderland'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Leicester City have swooped for Aston Villa prospect Mitch Clark.

Sky Sports says Leicester have one eye on the future as they build under Brendan Rodgers.

They have signed former Aston Villa youngster Clark on a three-year deal.

He spent last season at Port Vale on loan and rejected Sunderland interest to link up with Leicester Under 23s.

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<![CDATA[West Ham, Crystal Palace move for St Etienne midfielder Yann M'Vila]]> <p>St Etienne midfielder Yann M'Vila is being lined up for a return to England.</p><p>L'Equipe says West Ham and Crystal Palace have sounded out ASSE about a price for M'Vila.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/west-ham-crystal-palace-move-for-st-etienne-midfielder-yann-m-vila-4290409?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BSunderland'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> St Etienne midfielder Yann M'Vila is being lined up for a return to England.

L'Equipe says West Ham and Crystal Palace have sounded out ASSE about a price for M'Vila.

The former Sunderland midfielder still has three years left on his deal and ASSE are under no pressure to sell.

However, M'Vila has been unsettled by the departure of coach Jean-Louis Gasset.

It's been revealed West Ham have been in talks with ASSE for several weeks about the France international.

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<![CDATA[Ex-Man Utd defender John O'Shea named Reading coach]]> <p>Former Manchester United defender John O'Shea has returned to Reading as a first-team coach.</p><p>O'Shea, who retired as a player after Reading's final game last season, will work alongside manager Jose Gomes and his backroom staff.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/ex-man-utd-defender-john-o-shea-named-reading-coach-4289874?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BSunderland'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Former Manchester United defender John O'Shea has returned to Reading as a first-team coach.

O'Shea, who retired as a player after Reading's final game last season, will work alongside manager Jose Gomes and his backroom staff.

Reading manager Gomes told the club website: "John is an intelligent, modest, positive, highly-respected individual who enjoyed a quite remarkable playing career.

"He competed at the very highest level and remained a model professional throughout - and he set a perfect example for our young players to follow last season.

"I am excited to work alongside him again, this time as a fellow coach and I'm delighted he has agreed to join us."

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<![CDATA[Sunderland, Reading target Sheffield Utd defender Ben Heneghan]]> <p>Sheffield United defender Ben Heneghan could be on the move.</p><p>Sky Sports says Sunderland and Reading have made initial enquiries about a move for Heneghan.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/sunderland-reading-target-sheffield-utd-defender-ben-heneghan-4289227?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BSunderland'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Sheffield United defender Ben Heneghan could be on the move.

Sky Sports says Sunderland and Reading have made initial enquiries about a move for Heneghan.

The central defender is surplus to requirements at Bramall Lane.

He spent last season on loan at Blackpool, while his parent club were winning promotion to the Premier League.

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<![CDATA[Waddle warns Bruce to think carefully about taking Newcastle job]]> <p>Chris Waddle has warned Steve Bruce to think carefully about taking the Newcastle United job.</p><p>Waddle had a spell playing for the Black Cats in 1997, long after Newcastle had launched him to stardom in the 1980s and was roundly booed by fans at St James' Park when he returned with their bitter local rivals.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/waddle-warns-bruce-to-think-carefully-about-taking-newcastle-job-4288783?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BSunderland'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Chris Waddle has warned Steve Bruce to think carefully about taking the Newcastle United job.

Waddle had a spell playing for the Black Cats in 1997, long after Newcastle had launched him to stardom in the 1980s and was roundly booed by fans at St James' Park when he returned with their bitter local rivals.

Bruce, who managed the Mackems from 2009 to 2011, will turn his back on Sheffield Wednesday another of Waddle's old clubs after just 18 games in charge, and succeed Rafa Benitez as the Magpies' boss.

Waddle told the Mirror: The Newcastle job is a massive challenge for Steve Bruce. Don't get me wrong, Newcastle are a huge club, but he's having to follow Benitez, who has been one of the most popular managers they've ever had.

So he's got his work cut out it's the biggest job he's taken on.

He's highly regarded at Wednesday, the fans have taken to him. He had a good run late in the season and nearly got them in the play-offs. Four or five more wins and they might have been in the top six.

Everybody is expecting good things from Wednesday. They're in pre-season and have been to Portugal and look fit, sharp and ready to go. So [for Bruce] to go and speak to Newcastle, a lot of people are taking a step back and asking, 'Why?' They'll be upset that he wants to leave. I'm surprised by it, too, because he was starting to build a team gearing up for the Premier League.

Newcastle have lost Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez [last season's two top scorers] as well, with only a short time now before the first game of the season."

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<![CDATA[Lee Clark: Newcastle-Sunderland no Bruce problem; Pogba wants signings; Arsenal trouble]]> <p>There's that rivalry between Sunderland and Newcastle but if Steve Bruce is the best man for the job, then it doesn't matter what the history is.</p><p>There were many players before and after when I played for both clubs and there will be more in the future that will do the same. I don't think anybody can ever doubt my loyalty to Newcastle, I've been a supporter since the age of 8. </p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/lee-clark-newcastle-sunderland-no-bruce-problem-pogba-wants-signings-arsenal-trouble-4288537?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BSunderland'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> There's that rivalry between Sunderland and Newcastle but if Steve Bruce is the best man for the job, then it doesn't matter what the history is.

There were many players before and after when I played for both clubs and there will be more in the future that will do the same. I don't think anybody can ever doubt my loyalty to Newcastle, I've been a supporter since the age of 8.

When I made that decision it was a footballing decision, and I think Steve might say the same thing for his management career if he takes over at Newcastle. He may get a chance to manage a club that was competing for the top ten of the Premier League before he arrived.

Everyone knows about the club and what their ambitions are. They don't want to spend huge amounts of money in the transfer market. I think survival in the Premier League is paramount and they are not really bothered about cup runs. It's been that way for the last decade, they've never put strong teams out in cup competitions.

For the last couple of years it has been an intense battle for relegation for the first part of the season. And I'm sure all the supporters would agree that it was Rafa Benitez's coaching that got them out of trouble.

The thing is we are only a couple of weeks away from the start of the season and there's no manager, the club's not made a signing and they have lost one of their star players.

I wrote in my last column that it would be a tough job for whoever takes over from Rafa. Steve's got broad shoulders and a strong personality. He wouldn't be bothered about the outside noise.

But there is a lot of disharmony from the public, on the terraces. It's a tough period for whoever goes in.



DON'T BLAME PEREZ

There was talk of Ayoze Perez returning to La Liga in order to break into the Spain team before Rafa Benitez left. But I think with Rafa moving on, it's changed the mindset of a lot of players.

Leicester City are a very ambitious club, with signing of Perez and also Youri Tielemans. They are trying to invest and knocking back some huge bids for the likes of Harry Maguire, which shows you the ambition they have. Brendan Rodgers is one of the top managers in the business. I think Perez has had a think about that and the opportunities he could have.

It was quite a large fee Leicester paid, but it's a bad deal for Newcastle at the moment because they haven't brought anyone in to replace him.

The proof will be in who they get in to replace Perez. That will be the key to see whether it was a good move or not.




MAN UNITED MUST MATCH POGBA

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to have a strong relationship with Paul Pogba on personal level, and I think he's got to keep that strong if he wants him to stay at the club.

A lot of the noise is coming from Pogba's agent but Solskjaer needs to show Pogba they are trying to get back to the level that they were at by making some top quality signings. I think that will be the key.

Paul wants to be challenging for the top honours. The signings Solskjaer makes over the next few weeks for Manchester United will be important to keep the Frenchman satisfied, as it will convince him that the club's ambition matches his own.

Signing Harry Maguire and maybe one or two more would probably do enough to convince Pogba that United are looking at getting themselves back up the table next season. If he sees that there is quality coming into the squad - and it does need a big overhaul - then I think you'll hear less from Mino Raiola because United are trying to win trophies again.



ARSENAL NOT GOING ANYWHERE

United have been struggling in the transfer market, but nowhere near as badly as Arsenal.

It is not possible for either club, but especially Arsenal, to bridge the gap to Liverpool and Manchester City without investing heavily.

When you see the squads that both of those clubs have, their benches are ridiculously strong. You need to spend big money. If you don't spend big money, then you're not going to be challenging those two clubs. It's simple.

I don't understand why there isn't more funds available. I thought when they moved to the Emirates and everything was sorted with the big stadium, that then the funds would come in because obviously they were getting more people through the turnstiles.

They could use the excuse of not being in the Champions League, but how do they think they'll get there without investing as much as their rivals? The simple answer is they won't. Arsenal will remain where they are if the purse strings aren't loosened.

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