Sunderland is a city without a cathedral. But there's no doubting where its spiritual home is: the Stadium of Light, sitting high on a ridge overlooking the River Wear and the city.
Unfortunately, Sunderland is also currently a city without a football manager and it's often been more a Stadium of Gloom, none more so than in recent weeks, but things may brighten up.
The sacking of the eccentric Paolo Di Canio after just five matches did not come as a great shock. In fact, many wondered how he got the job in the first place. For that, they have American owner Ellis Short to thank.
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