The Sunderland supporters in the Transfer Tavern will be thrilled with this update. As you can imagine, life has proven really rather difficult for the Black Cats in recent months and the punters propping up our bar are just crying out for some good news.
Well, perhaps that could have come. That’s because the Chronicle reports, Sunderland manager, Chris Coleman has committed his future to the club – even if they’re relegated to division one.
”My contract is this season plus two more,” he said.
“I have to be careful what I say because I don’t want people to think I am being defeatist – which I’m certainly not – but it’s not about what league we are in, it will be about who owns the club and what is the plan.
The Black Cats are situated at the bottom of the Championship table, and while performances and results have improved under the Welshman’s guidance, they haven’t been enough to lift the Black Cats out of the relegation zone. However, the former Wales boss has reiterated his desire to stay at the club as long as the owners are happy to have him as the club’s manager.
There are only nine games remaining in the Championship for Sunderland to alter their fortunes and avoid relegation to League One.
It was astonishing that Sunderland managed to appoint Coleman in the first-place, and he’s received barely any financial support since becoming manager. If the Welshman were to leave the club, Sunderland would struggle to find a manager of equal pedigree and experience. Coleman is the right man for the club.
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