Not much to laugh about on Wearside at the moment and the pressure of it all is certainly getting to David Moyes.
Defeat at Watford on Saturday means that the Mackems have only one win in their last 14 games, a run going back four months.
Rock bottom of the Premier League and eight points off safety, how could it get any worse.
Well…it has now emerged that after Sunderland’s last home match against Burnley, David Moyes embarrassed himself and his adopted club even further.
The Mail have revealed that after post-match interview with a female journalist, he then threatened her after the cameras were turned off.
However, the clueless Sunderland boss wasn’t to know that somebody had their phone still running and his cowardly threats were recorded.
The game at the Stadium of Light saw the club’s owner Ellis Short make a rare appearance and the BBC’s Vicki Sparks quite rightly asked David Moyes whether he felt under extra pressure with his boss watching.
Deflecting the question on camera, David Moyes waited until he thought he was safe and then told Vicki Sparks:
“It was getting a wee bit naughty at the end there so just watch yourself.
“You still might get a slap even though you’re a woman.
“Careful the next time you come in.”
David Moyes has since apologised but what else could he do?
It was recently made clear to Sunderland fans that the club intends to keep the Manager even if/when they get relegated.
It could be great fun to watch Moyes’ reaction when they end up struggling in the second tier, with best player/top scorer Jermain Defoe able to leave for nothing due to his relegation clause, and no Moussa Sissokos to sell and raise cash for players to replace the has-beens/never-beens that David Moyes and his predecessors have accumulated at Sunderland.