A number of Sunderland supporters have been suggesting that the Black Cats need to make the decision to part company with manager Phil Parkinson following their 1-1 draw at Fleetwood Town on Friday night.
Sunderland headed into the game needing to pick up all three points to close the gap on the teams above them in the League One table. However, despite taking the lead through Charlie Wyke the Black Cats could not secure a vital win to prevent their winless run being extended to five matches in all competitions.
Parkinson’s side have been struggling to both create and take chances in the final third so far this campaign, with the Black Cats and that is starting to cost them with frustrating points being dropped causing them to fall adrift of the top two places in League One.
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There is also growing frustrations with the style of play with the Black Cats setting up a little too cautiously and not allowing themselves the freedom to go and pick up three points in games regularly. That is starting to see the pressure pile up on Parkinson who will need to start improving his side’s form swiftly to turn that around.
Many Sunderland fans were suggesting that he has already had enough time, with some believing he was the wrong fir for the job and that it is now the right time for him to potentially leave to give a new manager the chance to help keep them up.
Here then, we take a look at some of the reactions from Sunderland fans on social media…
— Chris Phillips (@ChrisPhil1992) November 27, 2020
— Daleyboy (@1981CasualDJW) November 27, 2020
Phil Parkinson was never the right choice, we all knew it when he was appointed. He’s turned out to be as uninspiring as we all expected. Football dull and predictable. Club far too big for him. SD has literally ruined our club. Time to go #safc
— Dan Coates (@Dancoat1982) November 27, 2020
We don't get promoted under Parkinson #safc
— philsbestmate (@philsbestmate) November 27, 2020
We’re gonna be in big trouble if we don’t sack Parkinson soon. Either that or he’s got to change his mentality (which is less likely than him marking more than one sub) very worrying times ahead #safc #parkinsonout
— David Maughan (@Morny_89) November 27, 2020
nothing to celebrate. not good enough. parkinson repeats same failings game after game. refuses to give young players a chance. falling further behind promotion front runners. and owners do nothing.#parkinsonout #safc https://t.co/eMHXPfSTQK
— Dav man! (@pumayo) November 27, 2020
— Andrew Dimarco (@thedimarco76) November 27, 2020