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Sunderland: Lee Johnson could be sacked

Sunderland: Lee Johnson could be sacked - Sunderland News

Sunderland are reportedly considering sacking Lee Johnson as manager following their League One play-off heartbreak on Saturday.

The Lowdown: Black Cats bow out

The Black Cats faced a huge game against Lincoln City at the Stadium of Light, looking to overturn a 2-0 deficit in the second leg of their play-off semi-final clash.

Sunderland managed to pick up a 2-1 win on the day, producing a spirited performance, but they bowed out on aggregate and now face a fourth successive season in the third tier of English football.

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The Latest: Johnson could be sacked

It appears as though their failure to return to the Championship could prove fatal for Johnson, with Football League World reporting that his job is under threat.

The club are believed to be looking at a ‘big summer overhaul’, which would include sacking the 39-year-old, who took charge in December 2020.

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The Verdict: Harsh or fair?

Fans are likely to be split on whether or not Johnson should continue at the Stadium of Light, but ultimately he failed in his task of taking Sunderland back into the Championship.

If the board feel that a huge change is needed, freshening things up in the process, it makes sense to part with the 39-year-old and look for someone new.

Sunderland were seventh in League One when Johnson took over, and while he deserves credit for getting them into the play-offs, he didn’t exactly excel as manager, winning just half of his matches in charge and overseeing a run of just one win in nine games as their season faltered.

In other news, some Sunderland fans were left fuming with one player after their play-off exit. Find out who it is here.


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