Quique Flores gestures during the Premier League match between Watford and Stoke City on March 19, 2016
Watford and Sunderland play out a 2-2 draw at Vicarage Road on the final weekend of the 2015-16 Premier League season.
Jordan Pickford of Preston North End looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Middlesbrough at Deepdale on August 9, 2015 in Preston, England.
Sunderland to rebuff Manchester United's interest in Jordan Pickford
Sunderland will not sell goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to Manchester United this summer, according to a report.
19:51
Dortmund's Serbian defender Neven Subotic and Arsenal's English defender Kieran Gibbs vie for the ball during the UEFA Champions League group F football match Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal London in Dortmund, western Germany on November 6, 2013
Report: Sunderland want Borussia Dortmund's Neven Subotic
A report claims that Sunderland want to bring Borussia Dortmund centre-back Neven Subotic to the Stadium of Light this summer.
12:26
'Big' Sam Allardyce basks in the Mackem glory of having led Sunderland to survival in the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over Everton, following in the footsteps of messrs Di Canio, Poyet and Advocaat
Video: Sam Allardyce dances to Rihanna
Watch video footage of Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce strutting his stuff to a song by American popstar Rihanna.
May 29, 22:01
Bafetimbi Gomis of Swansea City and John O'Shea of Sunderland compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at the Stadium of Light on August 22, 2015 in Sunderland
John O'Shea backs Jose Mourinho for Manchester United
Manchester United and Jose Mourinho "should be a good combination", according to former Red Devils defender John O'Shea.
May 26, 14:48
Swansea City's Ghanaian striker Andre Ayew (L) celebrates with Swansea City's Korean midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng and Swansea City's French striker Bafetimbi Gomis (R) after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between As
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce plots double Swansea City raid?
Swansea City attackers Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis are both reportedly summer transfer targets of Sunderland.
May 19, 22:53
Sunderland's DeAndre Yedlin looks on during the Capital One Cup Third Round match between Sunderland and Manchester City at The Stadium of Light on September 22, 2015 in Sunderland, England.
DeAndre Yedlin open to Sunderland return
Tottenham Hotspur right-back DeAndre Yedlin is open to the prospect of joining Sunderland permanently following his loan stint on Wearside.
May 18, 19:50
Swansea player Andre Ayew in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Newcastle United at the Liberty stadium on August 15, 2015
Report: Swansea City's Andre Ayew available for £15m
Supposed Sunderland and West Ham United target Andre Ayew is reportedly made available for £15m by Swansea City.
May 17, 17:25
Jermain Defoe lies injured during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Sunderland on April 30, 2016
Sunderland's Jermain Defoe reacts to missing out on England spot for Euro 2016
Jermain Defoe admits that he is 'disappointed' to have missed out on a place in England's Euro 2016 squad.
May 16, 18:45
'Big' Sam Allardyce basks in the Mackem glory of having led Sunderland to survival in the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over Everton, following in the footsteps of messrs Di Canio, Poyet and Advocaat
Sam Allardyce hints at busy summer transfer window for Sunderland
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce hints at a busy summer of signings for the club following their Premier League survival.
May 16, 14:04
Premier League match ball take on the first day of the 2015/16 season on August 8, 2015
Video: Sports Mole Reader Awards - Premier League Striker of the Season
See who you voted for as the Premier League Striker of the Season in the 2015-16 Sports Mole Reader Awards.
May 16, 12:00
'Big' Sam Allardyce basks in the Mackem glory of having led Sunderland to survival in the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over Everton, following in the footsteps of messrs Di Canio, Poyet and Advocaat
Sam Allardyce eyes strong start to next season
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce sets his sights on carrying his side's end-of-season form over into the 2016-17 campaign.
May 15, 22:33
Jeremain Lens celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Watford and Sunderland on May 15, 2016
Result: Watford, Sunderland play out draw
Watford and Sunderland play out a 2-2 draw at Vicarage Road on the final weekend of the 2015-16 Premier League season.
May 15, 17:04
A close-up view of the Premier League trophy on August 5, 2015
Live Coverage: Premier League final day
Sports Mole brings you live text coverage of the final day of the 2015-16 Premier League season.
May 15, 13:30
Quique Flores looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Watford at Old Trafford on March 2, 2016
Preview: Watford vs. Sunderland
Sports Mole previews the final-day Premier League clash between Watford and Sunderland at Vicarage Road in what is Quique Flores's final match in charge of the Hornets.
May 14, 21:33
Sam Allardyce gestures with his face during the Premier League match between Southampton and Sunderland at St Mary's Stadium on March 5, 2016
Sam Allardyce pleased with Sunderland progression
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce says that his team have become "difficult to beat" after leading the Black Cats to safety in the Premier League.
May 11, 22:32
Jermain Defoe celebrates with Patrick van Aanholt during the Premier League game between Southampton and Sunderland on March 5, 2016
Jermain Defoe hails Sunderland's "team spirit"
Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe reveals his delight after the Black Cats secured Premier League survival with a 3-0 win over Everton.
May 11, 22:12
Danny Higginbotham of Gibraltar in action during the international friendly match between Gibraltar and Slovakia at Estadio do Alagarve on November 19, 2013
Danny Higginbotham: 'January signings key for Sunderland'
Sunderland's January signings were the main reason why they stayed up, according to the club's former defender Danny Higginbotham.
May 11, 21:57
Sunderland's players pile on in celebration of their third goal during the 3-0 win over Everton at the Stadium of Light on May 11, 2016
Result: Sunderland secure Premier League survival
Sunderland secure Premier League survival and relegate Newcastle United and Norwich City after beating Everton 3-0 at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday night.
May 11, 21:38
Lamine Kone waves after scoring the match-winner during the Premier League game between Sunderland and Manchester United on February 13, 2016
Team News: Sunderland unchanged for huge match at home to Everton
Sam Allardyce names an unchanged Sunderland XI for Wednesday's match against Everton as the Black Cats try to secure their Premier League safety.
May 11, 18:49
Sam Allardyce bellows during the Premier League game between Southampton and Sunderland on March 5, 2016
Live Commentary: Sunderland 3-0 Everton - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the Premier League clash between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light.
May 11, 18:45
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLeicester CityLeicester382312368363281
2Arsenal382011765362971
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs381913669353470
4Manchester CityMan City381991071413066
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd381991049351466
6Southampton381891159411863
7West Ham UnitedWest Ham381614865511462
8Liverpool3816121063501360
9Stoke CityStoke38149154155-1451
10Chelsea381214125953650
11Everton381114135955447
12Swansea CitySwansea381211154252-1047
13Watford38129174050-1045
14West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom381013153448-1443
15Crystal Palace38119183951-1242
16Bournemouth38119184567-2242
17Sunderland38912174862-1439
RNewcastle UnitedNewcastle38910194465-2137
RNorwich CityNorwich3897223967-2834
RAston Villa3838272776-4917