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‘Great appointment’, ‘Gutted about this’ – A number of Sunderland fans react to club announcement



Nine days after the sacking of Jack Ross, Sunderland have announced the Scot’s successor in the Stadium of Light hot seat, after confirming the appointment of Phil Parkinson as the club’s new manager.

Parkinson, who has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Black Cats, is joined at Sunderland by his assistant Steve Parkin, with the pair taking their first training session on Thursday morning.

The 51-year-old’s first game in charge set to take place on Saturday afternoon, when Sunderland travel to Adams Park to take on Wycombe Wanderers, with his new club currently ninth in the League One table.

Parkinson had been out of work since leaving crisis hit League One outfit Bolton Wanderers at the end of August, although he does have a strong record at this level, having won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and Bolton earlier in his career.

There is also a League Two promotion and a League Cup runners up medal on his managerial CV from his time at Bradford City between 2011 and 2016.

Despite that previous record, Parkinson’s arrival at the club appears to have been greeted with a distinctly mixed response from the club’s fans on social media.

Here, we take a look at what some of them had to say.

Would Phil Parkinson be classed as an upgrade on former Sunderland manager Jack Ross?





UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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Article title: ‘Great appointment’, ‘Gutted about this’ – A number of Sunderland fans react to club announcement

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