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Next Sunderland Manager: McCann emerges as front-runner



The Black Cats are in the market for a new manager following the dismissal of Lee Johnson after Bolton’s 6-0 thrashing.

The odds-on favourite is the recently departed Hull Manager, Grant McCann who is priced at 4/6.

Sunderland are in the hunt for a new manager following the embarrassing 6-0 defeat to Bolton Wanderers last Saturday.

McCann, who led Hull to the League One title last season, was fired last week as a result of the club’s takeover. Many saw it as a harsh decision given that the club had just beaten Blackburn and Bournemouth to move 10 points clear of the Championship relegation zone. Is it possible that a move up the north east coast is now in the works?

The second name being mentioned in conversation is John Terry.

The former Chelsea centre-half yesterday was priced at 3/1 however today, Terry is at 8/1.

Terry is thought to be interested in a career in management, but he has only recently started a new job as a coaching consultant at his former club Chelsea.

Terry was assistant manager to Dean Smith at Aston Villa from 2018-2021.

Duncan Ferguson was the odds-on favourite to be the next permanent Sunderland manager however, today Ferguson is priced at 16/1 odds.

Ferguson has spent over ten years at Everton in various coaching roles, beginning as the club’s under-18s assistant manager before moving into the same role for the first team.

The 50-year-old has also served as caretaker manager of the Toffees twice, most recently earlier this month following the dismissal of Rafael Benitez.

Ferguson has stayed on at Goodison to work with New Everton boss, Frank Lampard.

Here’s the odds as of checking for the next Permanent Sunderland manager:

Grant McCann – 4/6

Alex Neil – 4/1

Roy Keane – 4/1

Neil Lennon – 8/1

Neil Warnock – 5/1

John Terry – 8/1

Mick McCarthy – 10/1

Sam Allardyce – 16/1

Slaven Bilic – 16/1

Duncan Ferguson – 16/1

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Sunderland suspend Jack Diamond after player is charged with rape and sexual assault



A Sunderland football player on loan to Lincoln FC has had his loan terminated after he was charged with rape.

Jack Diamond, 23, had been arrested after a sexual assault in Washington, Tyne and Wear, last year.

Northumbria Police launched an investigation, but have now charged him with one count of rape and one count of sexual assault.

Lincoln City FC said the player’s loan contract had been terminated “with immediate effect”.

His home club, Sunderland AFC, said he had been suspended pending the outcome of legal proceedings.

In a statement, it said: “Sunderland AFC has been notified that criminal charges have been brought against Jack Diamond by the Crown Prosecution Service.”

“As this matter is subject to a legal process, the club will not be making any further statement at this time”.

The incident is alleged to have happened in May last year.

Mr Diamond, of Fatfield, also Washington, is due to appear before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court in May.

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Paul O’Grady Dies Aged 67, Just Weeks After Newcastle Theatre Performance



TV presenter and comedian Paul O’Grady has died at the age of 67,  just weeks after starring in a Newcastle theatre production.

The TV star, who was from Birkenhead on Merseyside, died “unexpectedly but peacefully” on Tuesday evening, a statement said.

His partner Andre Portasio made this statement: “It is with great sadness that I inform you that Paul has passed away unexpectedly but peacefully yesterday evening.”

“We ask, at this difficult time, that whilst you celebrate his life you also respect our privacy as we come to terms with this loss.

“He will be greatly missed by his loved ones, friends, family, animals and all those who enjoyed his humour, wit and compassion.

“I know that he would want me to thank you for all the love you have shown him over the years.”

The TV star, starred in a theatre prodution of Annie just weeks ago in Newcastle as it returned to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal from March 7-11.

O’Grady starred as the role of Miss Hannigan, the head of the orphanage who hates children. He had been due to perform the show across the UK up until November this year.

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Karen’s Diner on Tour is BACK IN NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE!!



Karens Diner on Tour Newcastle upon Tyne

Karen’s Diner on Tour coming to town on tour and ‘well if y’all show up in force we’ll either come as a longer term pop up or simply just stay put for a while until we’ve insulted everyone in the North East!’


Get your tickets here: Karens Diner Newcastle tickets


We have spoken to the top Karen who assures everyone who went last time that Bottomless means BOTTOMLESS!

At our pop-up Karen’s you will be greeted and waited upon by rude waiters who in return are expecting you to give it full Karen. A place where you can complain until the cows come home because we literally don’t care. You can expect good food, good fun and a dining experience like you’ve never had before. Let us know if it’s your birthday, if your name is Karen and for the love of Karen don’t ask to speak to the manager….

Your ticket includes a delicious BOTTOMLESS pizza and BOTTOMLESS prossecco or select spirits and mixers as well as select soft drinks drinks for a full 90mins

*We cater for all allergens

You will get full and authentic Karen experience – our games, our waitstaff and the full works. Decent food provided by the venue (we hope) and BOTTOMLESS booze for those who love a drink. This is a dining experience like no other – literally. Come enjoy the OG Karen’s from OG Karen’s.

Don’t accept imitations – book now to avoid missing out!

See our two below YouTube videos from the last time they were in the toon to see what to expect…

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