Roy Keane

On this day

by Oscar Chamberlain

Keane named Black Cats boss.

2006 – Roy Keane was appointed as the new Sunderland manager, watching from the stands as the Black Cats gave outgoing manager Niall Quinn his first win.

The match ended 2-0 against West Bromwich Albion thanks to goals from Dean Whitehead and Neil Collins, as Toby Hysen made his debut.

And the wins would keep on coming under Keane who guided the Black Cats to the Championship title, finishing on 88 points to pip Birmingham City to the post who finished on 86.

Keane was subsequently named as the Championship Manager of the Year, after sealing an immediate return to the Barclays Premier League.

2002 – A Jason McAteer goal gave Sunderland all of the points at Elland Road in what proved to be their only league victory away from home all season.

1990 – Kevin Ball made his Sunderland debut in a goalless draw against Tottenham Hotspur, whose side contained two of England’s World Cup heroes – Gary Linekar and Paul Gascoigne.

1982 – Sunderland are champions of Europe! Goals from Colin West, Ally McCoist and Nick Pickering gave the Black Cats a 3-1 win over European Cup holders Aston Villa in the opening game of the season.