Last night proved a step too far for Sunderland Manager Simon Grayson.

Sacked only minutes after the final whistle went on Sunderland 3 Bolton 3, with only one win in 15 Championship games, the Mackems have now dispensed with League One specialist boss Grayson.

Adam Armstrong, on loan from Newcastle, once again failed to score for Bolton but he did well before being subbed in the 84th minute.

Even better, having been released by Rafa Benitez in the summer, Sammy Ameobi sent a near 30 yarder into the bottom corner to open the scoring.

So who will be next Sunderland Manager?

Some interesting names thrown up in the early betting, the shortest priced favourites listed below along with a few quirky outside bets:

Next Sunderland Manager betting:

2/1 Aitor Karanka

4/1 Peter Reid

6/1 Kevin Phillips

8/1 Kevin Ball

8/1 Nigel Pearson

10/1 Paul Lambert

12/1 John O’Shea

12/1 Roy Keane

14/1 Ally McCoist

16/1 Sam Allardyce

16/1 Alex McCleish

25/1 Alan Pardew

25/1 Sven Goran Eriksson

25/1 Ryan Giggs

25/1 Lee Clark

25/1 Mick McCarthy

25/1 David Moyes

25/1 Jurgen Klinsmann

25/1 Harry Redknapp

I can’t quite picture Jurgen Klinsmann fancying life in League One but I wouldn’t mind seeing Alan Pardew or Harry Redknapp  going in there! As for David Moyes returning…

Full list of betting odds here.

Sunderland Official Halloween Statement:

‘Sunderland AFC has this evening parted company with manager Simon Grayson.

The club would like to place on record its thanks to Simon and his staff for their efforts during their time at the football club.

Chief executive Martin Bain said: “Simon and his team have worked tirelessly to achieve the best for the football club during their time here.

“While we hoped that Simon’s experience in the Football League would help us to a successful season, results have not been good enough for a club of this stature.

“In order for us to improve upon our current position we believe a fundamental change is necessary.”

Assistant manager Glynn Snodin also departs.’



  • Paul Patterson

    Pmsl.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    If ever there was a dead end job it`s Scumberland

  • Mike

    I thought he was doing a good job thank you Grayson for all the laughter and results losing over 20k Sundlund till i die supporters at games. u deserve your payoff.

    • GToon

      Yes I would like to place on record my gratitude for all he hasn’t done for them.

      • TwinFire

        Agent Bruce taught him everything he knows

  • NUFCDan

    £4m payoff allegedly to get rid of him!

    • Waxi

      Given the transfer budget in the summer was £1 million it was another great decision by the great unwashed to ship out yet another manager and blow more than the whole January transfer budget. The pub league ain’t that easy i suppose. They will need to up the price of them cheesy chips.

  • Alreet

    Lets all laugh at………the scummers. Keep going down the leagues. Scumberland till u die. Need a big mass funeral then if 20000 miss the match.

    We made and broke records for attendance in that league.

  • TwinFire

    Hey Sunderland fans, just remember, we are only laughing this hard because you were so cynical when we went down. COMEUPPANCE! I sincerely hope you bounce straight back up into the championship.

  • NUFCLX

    Maybe now is the time to start crowd funding a “Fly By” over the stadium of Shyte.
    Just to let them know we are all still thinking about them. It would not upset that many people as there will only be about 10K see it.

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    they could do a lot worse than Jurgen Klinsmann. And they most certainly will.

  • steve pearce

    Porter you Makem scum – we know the lasses in Sunderland have a higher sperm count than the men and a bag of chips gets you a night of pleasure. So why don’t you crawl back to the shyte hole you came from and stop writing about your beloved Scumderland on these pages…..

  • Stevie

    I would have thought Karanka would be the obvious choice. As former manager of Middlesbrough he has experience of managing successfully in the Championship and knows the area. What Sunderland need now is just to survive…

  • Dillon Tovak

    Ally McCoist!? Haha what?
    They could do worse than ‘arry though.

  • Geordiegiants

    Its a shame Pinocchio thinks he is above these muppetts now.

  • Antenociticus

    John Carver’s still looking for a job. . .

  • Lyle

    Lee Clark let him finish the job once and for all