Today we hear how Martin O'Neill has always been "a Black Cats' supporter", and how he achieved success with Celtic.
God forbid . is "success" in a two-horse league an achievement?
That league is so poor (as confirmed by Alan Pardew himself) Mickey Mouse could manage Celtic or Rangers and finish in the top two . look no further than Graeme Souness.
O'Neill officially took charge of Sunderland today (Monday) just a day after watching his new club slip to 17th in the table after losing 2-1 to Wolves.
Kieran Richardson had given Sunderland the lead but after Sebastian Larsson had missed a penalty, Wolves went up the other end to equalise through Steven Fletcher, who then scored a late winner.
Former Aston Villa manager O'Neill met his players for the first time on Saturday but caretaker-manager Eric Black took control at Molineux.
Wes Brown: "He (O'Neill) didn't say much to us on Saturday, he just introduced himself, said hello to everyone.
"He was at the game but he left most of it to Blackie."