SAFC have received two massive boosts with the season’s end just a few days old as three confirm their intentions to remain on Wearside next season.
The bigger and most important news must be Poyet, who said to TalkSport the following;
"There are so many rumours, but do I expect to be Sunderland manager on the first day of next season? Yes. I care, I`m a supporter of this club.
"Every time I say I need to meet with the owner, people assume I`m leaving. We`ll have another meeting and yes, I want to know where we`re going and if it`s possible not to make the same mistakes of the last couple of years, because I like to plan ahead.
"I saw the owner today, and after having a week`s break I`ll be talking to him further."
I think, along with most of you I’d imagine, keeping Poyet for the foreseeable future will be massive in terms of our success. Having seen what he was able to pull from very limited footballers already – imagine what he can do with a few seasons to build a side. If you're interested, Gus will be part of ITV's World Cup coverage, you can never see enough of him!
Giaccherini has also came out and pledged his desire to stay at Sunderland, which might surprise some as the Italian International’s World Cup hopes are still in the balance after playing on the fringe of our first team for much of the season. I’ve seen enough of Giaccy to believe that he could develop into a fine Premier League player for us. He has the guile and quality that few others have in red and white – so given a bit more time to settle in he should be a very exciting player to keep in our squad.
Not just Giaccy, but Jozy Altidore has also made it very clear he wants to put last season behind him with a much better campaign – for Sunderland. Whilst it might not fill anyone with a great deal of confidence, and possibly even disappoint some of you, surely things can only get better from the American striker? It will be interesting to see if he has anything more to give but I’m not sure he’ll get quite as much football next season without drastic improvement.
Otherwise it’s as you were, nothing to suggest where Fabio Borini’s future lies and it also looks increasingly likely Jack Colback won’t be a Sunderland player next season.