Scottish Daily Mail

Sunderland doctor quits over Van Aanholt farce


SUNDERLAND’S club doctor has resigned following the Patrick van Aanholt saga. Ishtiaq Rehman handed his notice in earlier this week following the dramatic withdrawal of the Dutch full-back from David Moyes’s side to face Tottenham only 15 minutes before kick-off. In the aftermath of the September 18 game at White Hart Lane, which Sunderland lost 1-0, Moyes said he was acting on the advice of a cardiologi­st from the Football Associatio­n cardiology consensus panel when he left Van Aanholt out. But the FA denied any involvemen­t and insisted the Wearsiders were dealing with an independen­t specialist. That lack of communicat­ion within the club is not thought to have gone down well with Dr Rehman.

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