Desperate times down the road at Sunderland.
With only 38 days to go until they kick off in the Championship, a sixth candidate has ruled himself out of the manager’s job, as an out of work Jurgen Klinsmann has been keen to distance himself from claims he would be the next Wearside boss.
The former US Manager writing using Facebook to make clear he had no interest in joining the sinking ship:
“No truth on rumours coaching Sunderland FC in the near future.”
It is now over five weeks since even David Moyes didn’t fancy hanging around any longer and the Klinsmann rumours had came along on the back of claims that the club are due to have new German owners.
However, at this point in time, the Mackems don’t have a Manager, have lost their only two decent players (Pickford and Defoe), have next to nothing to spend on players, have an owner who is desperate to ditch the club, whilst candidate after candidate is knocking back the managerial hotseat.
It must seem an awful long time ago for Sunderland fans when they were claiming Champions League winning, double La Liga winning, twice Europa League winning, Rafa Benitez wouldn’t have a clue how to manage in the Championship…
As well as Klinsmaan, Sunderland have also seen another out of work manager, Nigel Pearson, rule himself out.
Pub team manager Derek McInnes was offered the job but having had time to think said he would rather stay in the sub-standard Scottish League.
Garry Monk chose to go to Middlesbrough rather than Sunderland.
Promoted from League One, Chris Wilder ruled himself out and signed a new contract at Sheffield United.
Our old mate Alan Pardew even said he wouldn’t take the job, despite being out of work since 2016.
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