Sunderland forward Stephane Sessegnon has had a great season for the club in the Premier league, which has in turn led to numerous reports linking him with a move abroad.
However, the 27-year-old has now said that he wants to stay at Sunderland and honour his contract because he still has a lot of work to do. The forward recently was voted as the fans’ Player of the Year, and the award was presented to him on Monday. Recently, there has been reports linking him with a move to French club Paris St Germain, who are currently managed by former Chelsea and AC Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti.
The Benin international has been a huge success at the stadium of light ever since moving to the club a few seasons ago. He has been a first-team regular under Steve Bruce and continues to do so under Martin O’Neill as well. Speaking on the occasion of receiving the award, the forward said that he wanted to stay at Sunderland, despite rumours linking him with a move abroad. Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill is expected to make vital changes to the club in the summer in order to be free of relegation troubles next season. However, Stephane Sessegnon has been told he will play a major part next season.
“I have got no problem with life here, and it’s always good news to hear that the manager wants to keep you. I’m aware of the speculation, but I can’t do anything about it. As I have said before, I don’t feel that my work here is finished. It’s true that when I first came here, it was hard to get used to the style of play. But now I like the Premier League and I think I have improved. I’m playing for a team who like to play football, with great fans,” said Sessegnon.
Former Manchester United defender Wes Brown has said that the players at Sunderland are all facing the axe – if they fail to perform – after the arrival of new manager Martin O’Neill.
Martin O’Neill has replaced Steve Bruce has the manager at Sunderland after the former Manchester United defender oversaw one of the worst starts to the season. Despite spending a lot of money, Sunderland are down at the bottom of the table. Sunderland managed to sack Steve Bruce knowing that the January transfer window is only a few weeks away, and it would provide the new manager with a chance to make some changes to his squad.
Martin O’Neill was chosen as the replacement for Steve Bruce. O’Neill has been out of work since resigning from Aston Villa last season. He has been linked with a number of jobs recently, but it seems that the Irishman has chosen Sunderland as the perfect destination. It is very much similar to the job he has taken before at Leicester City and at Aston Villa. Wes Brown was one of the major arrivals at Sunderland this season, as he arrived along with a crop of other Manchester United players transferred by the manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Now, he says that no one is safe in the club, and that everyone should be cautious about their position at the club. “We were maybe feeling sorry for ourselves and the rest is history. The new manager will definitely bring a feel-good factor. This is a new start. We know the qualities he’s got and he’s going to put all his experience into the team. We’re looking forward to it but the Wolves game was disappointing,” Wes Brown said after the 2-1 defeat – a matching in which Sunderland lost from a winning position – at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers.