Sunderland fans must be wondering what they did to deserve this as they spent Monday morning trying to avoid the Newcastle fan in their office only to stumble across the news that Niall Quinn had given old pal Steve Staunton a job at the club.
Steve it appears will be responsible for advances scouts on opposition, how apt, that we both turn over a new leaf today.
And for those wondering about Stan's recent record;
- Managed the Irish national team to a 5-2 reverse against Cyprus
- Joined Leeds United as assistant manager in Feb 2008, Leeds didn't win a game for 4 weeks, Manager McAllister and Staunton were sacked in December
- Became Darlington manager where he won 4 games in 23 before being sacked for achieving the lowest ever league attendance at the ground - 1,463
- Middlesbrough appoint Staunton as scout in the season they were favourites to get promoted, they don't.