Charlie Adam has claimed that Ian Holloway should become the next manager of Sunderland, following the news that the club have sacked Jack Ross.
Sunderland released a statement on their club website earlier today, confirming that they have decided to terminate Ross’ contract at the Stadium of Light.
Ross took charge of Sunderland in May 2018 and was able to guide the Black Cats to the EFL Trophy final and the League One play-off final last season, although they missed out on promotion after losing to Charlton Athletic at Wembley.
Sunderland have made a decent start to the new season and are currently sixth in the League One table, although a series of questionable results in recent weeks had increased the pressure on Ross.
The club have confirmed that assistant manager James Fowler will take charge of tonight’s EFL Trophy clash with Grimsby Town and that the process of searching for their new permanent boss will begin tomorrow.
Former Liverpool and Stoke City midfielder Adam, who currently plays for Reading in the Championship, has taken to social media to give his thoughts on who the next manager at the Stadium of Light should be.
Adam posted an update on his Twitter account, claiming that Ian Holloway is the right man for the job.
— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) October 8, 2019
Holloway has taken charge various different clubs throughout his career and has been out of management since leaving Queens Park Rangers in May 2018.
Adam won promotion to the Premier League under Holloway with Blackpool in 2010, so he will know all about his qualities as a manager.
I actually think Holloway would be a great appointment for Sunderland. I think he’s a fantastic manager and I’d personally love to see him back in football again.
I think he’d be able to get the best out of the Sunderland players and build on the work that the club achieved under Ross last season – but I’m not sure how he’d feel about a return to management after a spell out of the game.