Sunderland now have the unwanted record of suffering relegation in two successive seasons after they were relegated from the English Premier League last year and now of the Championship table.
What seems like a lifetime ago when Chris Coleman was appointed Sunderland manager I wrote about Coleman’s performance at some of his previous clubs.
Chris Coleman’s men would travel to Craven Cottage, home of promotion chasing Fulham, for the penultimate game of a disastrous season. This would prove to be Cookie’s last game in charge of the Black Cats as he was dismissed on Sunday morning following Ellis Short’s sale of the club.
What a mental day. If you've lived under a rock, allow me to summarise;
Why has Chris Coleman been let go? Why is Ellis Short making managerial changes when he's about the sell the club? We make sense of Sunday's chaos.
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When Martin Bain arrived, Sunderland were in their most promising on-the-pitch positions since that incredible day at Stamford Bridge.
It seemed inconceivable that Sunderland will be playing Accrington Stanley in the Football League next season but that is the harsh reality facing fans on Wearside.
Sunderland travelled to Reading in low spirits as relegation was near enough 100% certain for Chris Coleman's men. Despite this, 1500 made the long trip south to the penultimate away game in this car crash of a season.