Wednesday July 22
Last season the Black Cats of Sunderland A.F.C. once again stared relegation in the face, and once again they managed to put together a finishing run (12 points in their final 8 matches) which secured their place in the Premier League for the 2015-2016 season. Manager Dick Advocaat returns on a one-year contract following a brief retirement that was announced after the final match of last season.
Nickname: The Black Cats
Manager: Dick Advocaat
2014-15 Finish: 16th (38 points, 7-14-17 record)