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ROKER ROUNDUP: Returning World Cup defender vows to resolve his uncertain Sunderland future soon

Bryan Oviedo is focused on his club future again after Costa Rica’s World Cup exit, and a recently-fired coach has found himself a new job.

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Former coach lands new role

Adrian Tucker was one of the key casualties as Jack Ross looked to reshape Sunderland’s coaching staff in his own image.

The goalkeeper coach was brought to Sunderland in March 2015 by former manager Dick Advocaat and was kept on by a succession of managers, but departed after a little over three years when Ross took over.

He has not been out of work long though, with Tucker returning to his former club Swansea City, where he spent five years after originally being brought to the Swans by Paolo Sousa.


Oviedo to resolve future

Bryan Oviedo’s World Cup adventure is over after Costa Rica were knocked out at the group stage. Oviedo started two out of his country’s three games and now they are on their way home his thoughts have turned to his club future.

Speaking to Nacion, Oviedo revealed that he will soon speak to his agent and Sunderland to see what their plans for him are:

Now I have to meet with my representative and the club to see what they want and what is best for me.

Oviedo is expected to leave Sunderland in the near future, with Stewart Donald revealing that the player is one of the club’s highest earners.

Roker Report understand that the club knocked back a bid for the former Everton man from Club Brugge last week, believed to be in the region of around £1.8m.

Switzerland v Costa Rica: Group E - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images

Djilobodji enjoying the World Cup

Djilobodji enjoying the World Cup

Papy Djilobodji was named in the initial squad for Senegal’s World Cup campaign but was unlucky to miss out on the 23-man final squad.

That hasn’t stopped the Sunderland defender enjoying his country’s exploits at the tournament however, with the 29-year-old videoed standing for their national anthem before one of their group games.

He won’t be watching any more Senegal games at this World Cup, as they became the first team to be knocked out due to Fair Play points.

Livingston v Sunderland - Pre Season Friendly Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images