Sunderland Hold Talks With Rene Meulensteen About Replacing Paolo Di Canio: Nightly Soccer Report

There are so many great stories tonight — AFC Wimbledon could be returning to the home where Wimbledon FC played (Plough Lane). Plus The New York Times writes about the NBC coverage that we’ve been raving about for two months. Nice of them to catch up!

But the main news headline tonight is that Sunderland have opened talks with former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen over the vacant manager job. Could Gus Poyet be out of the running?

Ellis Short is in the tricky position of having to take a risk with either Poyet or Meulensteen. Neither have managed in the Premier League. But Meulensteen worked under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United for several years. Poyet, on the other hand, managed at Brighton for 3.5 years.

If you were Ellis Short and you had to pick between Poyet and Meulensteen, which manager would you pick and why?

Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:

Premier League

Football League

International soccer

UEFA Champions League 

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5 thoughts on “Sunderland Hold Talks With Rene Meulensteen About Replacing Paolo Di Canio: Nightly Soccer Report”

  1. It’s all about the advertising dollars at the end of the day. It’s vital we all stay in the 18-49 target demographic then if we want NBC to retain the EPL.

  2. Surprised you didn’t point this part of the article out Gaffer,

    “The Premier League’s success has helped Major League Soccer, which also has games on NBCSN. Viewership of the eight M.L.S. games on the network since coverage of the Premier League began on NBCSN has jumped 60 percent, and the number of unique visitors to M.L.S. games streamed by NBC has soared 322 percent. All of that should help M.L.S. in talks to extend its contract beyond next season.”

    1. The article was about NBC’s coverage of the Premier League, not MLS.

      The numbers you share are a promising trend, but it doesn’t change the fact that the MLS TV viewing audience figures are still very poor.

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