With Jack Ross having been sacked by Sunderland, as confirmed on their official website, many of the club’s fans have been deliberating who the man to replace him should be.
The Scotsman managed a total of 74 games for the club, as per Transfermarkt, but was eventually dismissed with the club sixth in the table, while also having failed to keep a single league clean sheet:
#SAFC announce this afternoon that it has terminated the contract of manager Jack Ross.
Full story… https://t.co/rua4kO5nHa
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) October 8, 2019
While there were messages of thanks from many Sunderland fans, with others celebrating Ross’ dismissal, some were already turning their attention to who they feel should be the club’s next manager.
There have been some calls for old faces to return to the Stadium of Light, with Sam Allardyce and Roy Keane being the main ones.
In addition, some have requested managers who have shown their quality at this level, such as Daniel Stendel and Phil Parkinson to be put in charge.
One fan will likely be disappointed though, as he has called for triple Champions League winning manager Zinedine Zidane to be appointed – to be fair, if you don’t ask you don’t get.
A selection of Twitter reaction to the announcement, including posts from hopeful Sunderland fans, can be seen below:
what a mental half an hour or so…was recently unsure what to think of ross, and a lot of people happy to see him go but just want to thank him for everything he’s done, good luck. now announce Big Sam
— Jack Austwicke (@AustwickeJack) October 8, 2019
— cheeses of nazereth (@Cheeses0fNaz) October 8, 2019
— SunderLAD (@LadSunder) October 8, 2019
— liam (@SAFCLiam1973) October 8, 2019
Daniel Stendel for me
— Lewis (@Lewis_h__) October 8, 2019
Roy keane please
— Luke Johnson (@LukeJohnson64) October 8, 2019
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