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O'Neill departs Sunderland

Published: Saturday 30 March 2013, 22.45CET
Relegation-threatened Premier League club Sunderland AFC have parted company with manager Martin O'Neill after a loss to Manchester United FC left them in relegation danger.
O'Neill departs Sunderland
Martin O'Neill (right) prior to what proved his last game in charge ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 30 March 2013, 22.45CET

O'Neill departs Sunderland

Relegation-threatened Premier League club Sunderland AFC have parted company with manager Martin O'Neill after a loss to Manchester United FC left them in relegation danger.

Relegation-threatened Premier League club Sunderland AFC are looking for a new manager after the departure of Martin O'Neill.

Sunderland lost 1-0 at home to Manchester United FC and are just one point above the bottom three after an eight-game winless run. O'Neill, 61, had been in charge since December 2011 having previously managed clubs including Leicester City FC, Celtic FC and Aston Villa FC.

A club statement read: "Sunderland AFC has announced that it has parted company with manager Martin O'Neill this evening. The club would like to place on record its thanks to Martin and wishes him well for the future. An announcement will be made in the coming days regarding a successor."

Last updated: 30/03/13 22.54CET

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