SIMON GRAYSON was sacked as Sunderland supervisor simply eleven minutes after final evening’s draw with Bolton.
The choice put an finish to a completely terrible 4 months of soccer beneath the stewardship of the previous Leeds and Huddersfield gaffer.
The Black Cats have been shoddy in opposition to basement-boys Bolton, however the velocity at which the assertion confirming that Grayson had been relieved of his duties was launched suggests Martin Bain and Ellis Brief had their minds made up earlier than the sport had even taken place.
I truly really feel sorry for Grayson, as a result of he’s clearly a superb, trustworthy man that had the very best pursuits of the membership at coronary heart, however he simply wasn’t getting a tune out of Sunderland’s failing gamers.
He left a steady job at Preston to take over the position as supervisor right here and it simply didn’t work out. It’s unhappy, however that’s simply the best way it goes typically.
Reality is, although, it was the right determination – one that ought to have been brutally taken months in the past.
I’ve no thought what it’s that Grayson has been making an attempt to do however, no matter it’s, it simply wasn’t working – the end result of which occurred in opposition to Bolton as we did not beat a aspect who haven’t gained away from house in over thirty league video games.
Grayson’s aspect performed terrible long-ball soccer, couldn’t defend, couldn’t play with even the slightest piece of tempo or creativity and customarily seemed as if that they had no thought as to what their jobs have been on the pitch.
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With a squad of worldwide defenders at his disposal, Grayson – a supposed ‘professional’ in defensive soccer – couldn’t handle to teach his gamers in the best way during which he needed, and consequently they did not hold even only one clear sheet all season.
This membership is a large number, and the issues seemingly transcend what occurs within the supervisor’s workplace and on the coaching pitch, however it might be unfair to not acknowledge that Grayson ought to have finished higher with the squad at his disposal.
The subsequent managerial appointment that Bain makes must be completely spot on, or we threat plunging even additional right into a relegation battle that can doubtless see us find yourself in League One.
Many Sunderland supporters need to see the membership return again to some normality with our subsequent appointment, and at any time when a managerial disaster arises on Wearsude you have a tendency to listen to the identical names bandied round.
Loads of followers would welcome the return of a membership legend to the new seat and I’ve to confess, in the event that they went with Kevin Ball I’d love nothing greater than for him to do properly right here.
Personally although, I’d wish to see us go all out for Roy Keane once more – although, whether or not he’d even entertain the thought of working for Brief once more is anybody’s guess.
Keane wasn’t essentially the most tactically astute supervisor however he commanded respect and anticipated nothing however the very best from his gamers, befitting of a person that gained nearly each honour in membership soccer.
Sunderland want a giant character to breeze their means by means of the membership to ensure that us to rid ourselves of this stink which can see us ultimately relegated to the third tier if we don’t get the following managerial appointment completely spot on.