Sunderland have endured a terrible couple of years, with Jack Ross now the man in charge at the Stadium of Light and looking to lead the Black Cats back through the footballing ladder.
Ross’ side suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday against Burton Albion, but things are still looking reasonably well for Sunderland, who sit fourth in the League One table.
In comparison to other seasons, things look healthy at Sunderland, as for the first time in a long time, everybody seems to be pulling in the same direction.
Ross seems to have settled in well, with the Sunderland boss seemingly more settled than both Simon Grayson or Chris Coleman were last year.
Grayson’s start to the season was abysmal, whilst Coleman couldn’t prevent Sunderland slipping into the third-tier of English football.
Coleman arrived in the North East having led Wales to the semi-final of Euro 2016, with his appointment feeling like a major coup for Sunderland at a time they were struggling.
However, he left the Stadium of Light with just a 17.24 win percentage, as Sunderland fell into League One.
The reaction to Coleman’s departure was a stark contrast to the one when he arrived at the Stadium of Light.
After such a difficult start to the season cost Grayson his job, Coleman’s arrival in mid-November of 2017 gave supporters hope heading into the second-half of the season.
Here in our latest FLW Rewind, we take a look back at the day Coleman was appointed at the Stadium of Light…
For the full story on Chris Coleman's Wearside arrival click here. https://t.co/FTQEDm7Lxw
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) November 19, 2017
Welcome to Sunderland Chris ????delighted to have you as our manager ????????looking forward to the rest of the season and beyond! #Hawaythelads ????⚪️
— Kirsten Reed (@KirstenReed71) November 19, 2017
Brilliant, welcome to safc ???????? x
— michelle forsyth (@michellefor) November 19, 2017
Wonderful stuff in so many ways.
— Richard Short (@richardipshort) November 19, 2017
@m_tbeck here’s he now. We can get excited
— BGM ♠️ (@B_mitch20) November 19, 2017
Welcome Chris lad onwards and upwards???? #safc
— Luke Pennock (@lukepennock) November 19, 2017
great start Chris let's smash this disease and the championship,
— John Carnall (@Carnall61John) November 19, 2017
Best News in weeks!!
— LarsH (@LarsHerrem) November 19, 2017