It’s been a turbulent start to the season for Sunderland, with supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern believing already it will take something of a miracle for them to avoid relegation.
The Black Cats managed their first point of the season on Saturday, with Jermaine Defoe firing an equaliser against Swansea.
But still that hasn’t been enough to satisfy manager Dick Advocaat, with our landlord here in the Tavern pointing out he is the odds on bookies favourite to be the first Premier League manager out of a job this season.
The Dutchman saved Sunderland from relegation last season, but has not been impressed with what he has seen during the opening three matches of the new campaign.
And the Guardian reports that Advocaat is demanding at least three new signings before the close of the transfer window if Sunderland want to avoid another relegation scrap this term, whilst also aiming a not so subtle dig at Black Cats chairman Ellis Short.
“I am not happy at all,” said Sunderland’s manager. “We have to improve and we can only improve if we get some other players in. We really need two or three more players. I have told everyone and I will keep saying it until the last day – but not much has happened.”
A number of Sunderland fans here in the Tavern are very, very worried about this season, and feel it’s going to take a number of new signings to keep the side in the division!