Sunderland are continuing their mission to be the worst-run club (just about still) in the Premier League as they are reportedly intent on asking outgoing manager David Moyes for his opinion about his successor.
The Daily Mail claim that ‘chief executive Martin Bain plans to seek Moyes’ advice on the next boss’ despite the Scot’s failure as Black Cats manager.
Unfortunately, this latest development has come too late for our Sunderland Hall of Shame.
According to that Daily Mail report: ‘Moyes had long since lost the dressing-room after repeatedly questioning the strength of his squad, who thought his training sessions were repetitive and uninspiring.’
They were even reports that several members of the first-team squad refused to play on the final day against Chelsea.
Nigel Pearson is one of the early favourites for a job that is unlikely to attract stellar names, with the club a) for sale and b) in £140m of debt. They will have to sell Jordan Pickford this summer to fund a squad overhaul.