This is something that has been brewing for a while now. Personally, I wished Keane would put up a much, much better fight against the odds, but that was simply not to be! In the recent past we have noticed how his droopy attitude had begun to take its toll on the Black Cats, making them look like mice. Fifteen points from as many games is just not good enough, and they have a rightfully reserved spot in the relegation zone. For those who think I am being harsh, try swallowing the fact that Sunderland has just one win during the whole of November. No other result to speak of in their recent games. That makes one win in seven, with no draws. A terrible, terrible performance!
All said and done, Roy Keane decided to part ways with the club, and has thrown in the towel. He was not sacked because the team was bad, but rather resigned knowing that they were good, and he was not able to make the most of the boys. In some ways, I respect him (although, he might have been sacked eventually) for leaving with a little integrity. But what happened to the good old days of fighting till the last breath?
Anyway, Ricky Sbragia, who joined Sunderland for the second time as a coach, will be taking over the reins, following Keano?s decision. Neil Bailey and Dwight Yorke will be his assistants. The 52-year-old Scotsman is expected to name his first Black Cats lineup at their team hotel. A video posted on the Sunderland website shows a fairly cheerful Sbragia who goes on to say that Sir Alex will probably be worried about him (He has worked under the United boss for three years). I for one will surely watch intently to see what changes will be implemented at this club?
Adithya Ananth – fantasyfootballguru.co.uk