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Flashback: Chris Coleman leaves Sunderland

Flashback: Chris Coleman leaves Sunderland

Exactly one year ago last Monday, Chris Coleman left Sunderland. In the 12 months since, the Black Cats have taken to life in League One under Jack Ross and shown some positive signs, but the decision making that saw Coleman leave last year was shocking. Coleman is a top manager in his own right, and the fans knew instantly it was a shambolic decision.

The statement in question that delivered the news that both Coleman and his assistant Kit Symons had been released from their contracts was just five lines long and the Mackems could not believe what their club had come to. The news of Coleman’s departure came just eight days after their relegation to League One had been confirmed, and this was as rock-bottom as it would come for the Wearside club.

Had Coleman stayed at the club it would have provided the fans with a brilliant chance of coming back up to the Championship automatically in the current campaign, but as it has been Jack Ross has done a stellar job even if they’ve had to settle for the playoffs. The worst of days look to be behind Sunderland, and they’ll hope so too, as it can’t get much worse than when Coleman left.

You can read the Black Cats’ verdict on Coleman’s departure here:

The Mackems could not believe what they were reading when they saw the Coleman news and will just hope that they don’t have to through any more awful times anytime soon.

Black Cats, what were your thoughts when Coleman was sacked? Join the discussion by commenting below… 

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