Sartori due back in Uruguay to launch Presidential bid
Juan Sartori’s presidential bid is expected to be stepped up a notch in the near future, with the Uruguayan expected to return to his homeland to formally announce his candidacy.
Uruguayan newspaper El Observador report that he will arrive back in November to make his political move official.
The report also claims that after buying into Sunderland, Sartori was interested in continuing to invest in football - including in Uruguay - until the idea of politics came to the fore.
The article also speaks to Sartori’s right-hand man in business Oscar Costa, who discusses how he got to know the Sunderland board member and why he believes he’s the right man for Uruguay.
Costa believes that the ‘intelligence and capacity - as well as common sense - Sartori possesses’, is something he does not see in any other Uruguayan, which he is convinced makes him the president that Uruguay needs.
He goes on to say that when Sartori initially partnered with him in business, he brought with him foreign investment of the maximum quality that exists in the world and with a speed and forcefulness that he had never seen before in Uruguay.
Costa ends by saying he wants to make a better future for his grandchildren in Uruguay but what effect could that future have on Sunderland’s?
McLaughlin in team of the week
Jon McLaughlin’s starring role in Sunderland 1-0 win at Doncaster Rovers has been rewarded with a place in the EFL Team of the Week.
As well a typically solid all-round display, the Scottish international made two fantastic saves after being left one-on-one with an opposing player just before the half-time break.
Those top class saves allowed us to go into the break level and gave the team the opportunity to take the lead, which we duly did through Chris Maguire shortly after half-time.
You can watch the highlights courtesy of Sunderland AFC on YouTube below.
Maguire wins goal of the month
Following along the same line, Sunderland forward Chris Maguire has won the EFL League One goal of the month competition for September with his strike against Burton Albion.
The goal - which came in Sunderland’s only defeat so far this season - was an absolute rocket from 25 yards on his left foot which the keeper stood no chance of saving.