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."