Good news from Wearside

Last updated : 10 February 2003 By Martyn Elliott

Reports in Sunday’s papers had suggested that Steve Cotterrill was about to take control of the first team, but fortunately Bob Murray has chosen to ignore the facts and continue with Wilko.

Murray said: "Howard Wilkinson will be the manager of this club for the remainder of the season and, regardless of which division the club is in next season, he will also be manager in the coming season, too."

So no return at the first attempt either then.