Date: 8th March 2006 at 2:02pm
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He was doing such a great job, but Bob Murray put the mockers on it! Sunderland have finally put Mick McCarthy out of his misery. He was sacked on Monday morning.

But there could be a happy ending … Graeme Souness is in the betting to take over!

Bookies bet365 make Alex McLeish the 4/1 favourite to take charge at the Stadium of Light. Fellow Scots Billy Davies is a 14/1 shot, George Graham is 16/1, while Craig Levein and former Newcastle United and Rangers gaffer Graeme Souness are 20/1 outsiders.