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.

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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.

  • TheNutJob

    i can hear the Mackem`s now, we want Pardew 😂😂😂

    • Paul Patterson

      He might be there level after the shambles he left at Brom . .

    • Jezza

      Unfortunately I fear it will be a different North East club that employs Pardew this summer.

      • Jate Legend

        Haweh Jezza surely not. I’d rather have Coleman

        • Jezza

          So would I.

      • paul mclaughlan

        “Unfinished business”.

        • Jezza

          Ha ha yes you can just imagine him coming out with precisely that expression at his first press conferernce as well as making promises that Lascelles won’t be sold…..

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  • Rich Lawson

    He was a fool for even going there in the first place,his efforts with Wales could have got him a job in the Prem’ easy if he had waited to jump ship,totally ruined his CV,although being a cynic, as I am,I don’t doubt he will be in full time employment by the start of next season ?

    • TheNutJob

      it`s like musical chairs with the managers

      • Rich Lawson

        But we’re not taking one chair away as they go round !

    • gallowgate26

      Loads of people couldn’t understand why he went there in the first place, he could have got something like the West Brom job surely ahead of Pardew, if he’d only waited a few weeks. It made no sense then and still makes no sense now!

    • Dont stop bobbi fleckman

      A pal of mine was on the train with Coleman’s mate, John Harrison just after Coleman was taken on.

      Apparently, Sunderland were desparate to appoint him, the money was very good and there weren’t any jobs going at the time. That very weekend Pulis was sacked at WBA and the sack race started, if only he waited.

  • Dingus

    If memory serves correctly, they were in deep s*** when he was appointed. Many of their apathetic players have deserved the sack for a few seasons now, seems odd to get rid of someone who only joined recently and seemingly wants to help. They’re finally shot of their owner though. Football needs less people like him, good riddance

  • Paul Patterson

    He hasn’t done them a good job, but it wasn’t all his fault . .

  • Gianfranco Shola

    I’d love to see McClaren get the job, would be a hoot

  • gallowgate26

    Yet another m****m post, okay this one is some actual news/ current affairs to report… but PLEASE NO MORE!!! This is a Newcastle blog!

  • Tony Mann

    As Gallowgate26 said… Enough.
    No problem with a good chuckle at their demise but this obsession with the SMB’s is bordering on pathetic.
    We’ve had our collective gloat so lets move on or rename this site.

    • Jate Legend

      Agree with this. Sunderland are sh*** very funny for us but lots of more important issues to talk about and this is NUFC

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      Unless the articles are anti Ashley the usual suspects on here are never happy. Having a go at Sunderland is a definite no go for the people who hate our club.

  • Philippines

    He is probably very relieved to be out of it.

  • HarryHype59

    His record as a league manager isn’t very good. Coleman couldn’t cut the mustard with Sunderland!

    Ok I’ll get my coat! 😁

    • Peaky

      And let’s not forget it was Gary Speed’s welsh team he inherited.

  • Awaymag

    ‘The Welshman getting Sunderland out of the Championship at the first opportunity, only five months into the job’ Classic.

    But as many have said before me, this is a toon site so lets say goodbye for now to our neighbors and move on to news about our own club please.

  • Hughie_Gallacher

    They won’t get anyone better.

  • Mr wobert

    What drugs was he on??
    Wanting to carry on and rebuild the smb’s

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    A sad day for Jezza, the Fat Controller/ Guest 2 and Leazes dark times a head for the club they love. Without Ashley the Sunderland fans would be flying more planes sad people.