Gus Poyet has been appointed to the role left vacant when club owners sacked Paolo Di Canio. Both passionate men, but Poyet is more stable than Di Canio.
A man who gave everything as a player at Chelsea, was then appointed as assistant manager to Dennis Wise at Swindon back in 2006. The pair later move on to Leeds United.
Poyet, who spent a period of time as a coach at Tottenham, has always craved to be a manager in the top flight. Now he has his chance.
While he will not change his way of working, and is likely to continue displaying passion on the touchline; Gus Poyet is not a loose cannon like Di Canio. The players are more likely to respect him.
There is a big job to do at Sunderland. Keeping them up this season will be priority number one. Sometimes certain managers fit certain clubs. Poyet may prove to be the right fit at the Stadium of Light.
While I personally despair at how so many club owners think foreign managers are automatically better than British ones, for the sake of the Sunderland fans, I hope they have got the right man this time around.