O'Neill primed for Sunderland job

O'Neill has a good opportunity to enjoy a lucrative honeymoon period

Martin O’Neill is in line to take over at Sunderland following talks with the club over the past two days since Steve Bruce’s departure was announced.

The former Celtic boss has been out of management since walking out on Aston Villa prior to the 2010/11 season following a disagreement with owner Randy Lerner regarding the club’s future.

Although O’Neill’s appointment could be announced prior to Sunday’s game against Wolves, caretaker manager Eric Black is expected to take charge for that game.

A statement on the club’s website reads: “Sunderland's quest to fill the vacant managerial position is in full flow and the club will make a statement in due course.

“The highly experienced Black will be in charge of the team for the trip to Wolves on Sunday.”

The Black Cats will be hoping that O’Neill can get off to a good start and with games against Blackburn, Spurs, QPR and Everton to follow this month he has a good opportunity to enjoy a lucrative honeymoon period.

Victor Chandler are offering odds of 11/5 that The Black Cats pick up more than seven points from their five games in December, and 9/5 that they get fewer than five points.

The same bookmaker have Sunderland at betting odds of 11/2 to be relegated this season and 7/2 to recover from their dismal start and achieve a top ten finish. It is 85/40 that they begin the post-Bruce era with a win at Molineux this weekend.

Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 02/12/2011 - 11:59 AM
Filed in:- Crystal Palace Betting News, Crystal Palace

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