Chris Coleman has been sacked.
Sunday lunchtime has seen an official statement from the club confirming they have sent the former Wales Manager on his way.
It is a sad indictment on modern football that Chris Coleman has been sacked after doing such a brilliant job.
The Welshman getting Sunderland out of the Championship at the first opportunity, only five months into the job.
Appointed on 19 November 2017, Coleman saw the Mackems eventually relegated eight days ago.
Yet another comical collapse against Burton saw relegation confirmed.
Appropriately, when putting up the sacking announcement, the official Sunderland website crashed, following the example of the team this season.
Taking over with Sunderland on 11 points from 17 games, Chris Coleman only managed to add another 23 points in 28 Championship matches, including just five wins.
Then on Friday night, Aleksandar Mitrovic ensured they would be rock bottom of a league two seasons in a row, scoring the winner for Fulham.
Chris Coleman has been sacked with only one game of the season remaining at home to Wolves.
He and Simon Grayson share the glory of leading Sunderland into the third tier for the second time in their history.
They were actually lucky this season, as they have 34 points from 45 matches and still hoped for survival for so long, last season Blackburn were relegated from the Championship with 51 points.