Here’s something to mull over – we’re halfway through the Premiership season and Sunderland are the only team in the bottom six clubs not to have changed managers. The others – Bolton, Birmingham, Wigan, Fulham and Derby – have all either wielded the axe freely or (in Birmingham’s case) seen a boss walk out.
So what’s Roy’s job security secret? We think there are a few.
First, he’s got a lot of goodwill left over for winning promotion from a seemingly hopeless position… but goodwill doesn’t last for ever.
Second, he’s not Mick McCarthy, who “led” Sunderland to relegation with the lowest points tally ever in a Premiership season – 15.
Third – well, would you sack him?
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