Absolutely gutted but at least he's leaving when things are ok, would have hated it to turn sour at some point and him getting unjustified stick. At least he's going out at the top (well for us it's at the top!).
Just hope we can win the cup for him now, an extra inspiration for it.
I suppose it had to happen but a sad day never the less.
Saved our club from probable lower league oblivion and did it with a smile on his face.
I hope he breeds and races the future winner of the Irish Derby, then the Arc De Triumph.
He is safc. I cant thank the man enough for what he has done for our club. He took us all from being so embarrassed by the club to be never more proud. I love the guy and absolutely gutted he has left. Very sad day for safc.
Today is genuinely the most poignant day in the history of this club, I think.
Facing oblivion, we looked destined for the scrap heap. Still paying off debts owed for big names in times gone by and the Academy of Light, Murray had reached the end of the road and there was no hope.
Fast forward six years and down to the kind heartedness of a bloke who fell in love with our club we are more stable than we ever have been. He came here with nothing - no business education or sense, no money and no experience, just bucket loads of faith, temperament and a sense that he owed the people of Sunderland something for taking him to heart when all others doubted him.
I can honestly say with my hand on my heart that Niall Quinn is the best thing that has ever happened for this club and our fans owe him more than we can ever give back.