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Sunderland sack Martin O'Neill Watch

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    Sky Sports reporting O'Neill's been sacked by Sunderland.

    Ellis has gone for short-term gain in a bid to survive but they might already be doomed, they've got too less games to really push for survival.

    They should have stuck with him and changed at the end of the season.

    O'Neill's management career that was at a high with Villa five years ago, is plummeting abit.
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    Always thought he was overrated and Sunderland have been atrocious this season.
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    Bugger there goes our chance of beating them next week, there will be a Sunderland backlash now
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    Who is going to come in to replace him? Brian McDermott lol?

    I can't really think of anyone atm, but must be someone keen to get their name back in lights.

    Sunderland's squad is poor and O'Neill hasn't been able to get a rhythm going. Johnson hasn't been great for the money they paid and expectation they wanted from him. Fletcher's now injured but had been O'Neill's best signing. Cattermole can't help himself but get sent off every two minutes.
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    :lol:
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    Signing Danny Graham should be a sackable offence on it's own.
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    Di Matteo will get it.
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    We've been playing the worst football i've seen in my lifetime (this includes witnessing 15/19pt seasons). We pose little to no attacking threat and he has struggled to address the fundamental problems in our team. That said, it has come as a shock to most of me and my mates and I honestly think we could be going down again. Completely the wrong time to sack a manager.

    The club-statement does suggest someone will be in place quickly though.
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    One of the many frauds operating as a Premier League manager. I can't stand him, he's dramatically overrated, never makes eye contact during interviews and the only downside is that he will no doubt resurface early next season with another struggling club.

    After Leicester, his record is shameful - especially at Villa, and especially with his level of spending.
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    Always thought he was an incredibly overhyped, overrated manager. It's a bizarre time to get rid but Sunderland are in complete freefall and I don't think he would have been able to get them out of it. Just look at their remaining games:

    Chelsea (A)
    Newcastle (A)
    Everton (H)
    Villa (A)
    Stoke (H)
    Southampton (H)
    Tottenham (A)

    They're in big trouble. Could easily be in the relegation zone this time next week.

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    After Leicester, his record is shameful - especially at Villa, and especially with his level of spending.
    He did spend a lot of money on crap players, and had almost no knowledge of the transfer market outside England (eg. rejecting Falcao for Heskey) but i'd hardly call 3 consecutive top 6 finishes with Aston Villa as ''shameful''. He took Celtic to a UEFA Cup final too.
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    Di Matteo will get it.
    He won't go anywhere near them if he has any sense.

    Too big for them anyway.
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    Why sack him after the Man U game, a very strange time to sack him but to be fair, thru have been playing terrible football and he has used negative tactics this season. The signings of Adam Johnson and Danny Graham should have helped and been great boosts to the squad but they haven't been at their best. The players have to take a long look at them saves, there's no fludity or collectivity. O'Niell had a fantastic start in his early days in the job but Sunderland have been dismal this campaign and unacceptable really for their standards. But I wouldn't blame Martin O'Niell solely for their recent downfall.

    Favourite candidates to take over are: Roberto Di Matteo, Paolo Di Canio, Mark Hughes (ugh, I hope not).

    Also, if Brian McDermott gets the job, I will just :lol: so much!
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    (Original post by sr90)
    Always thought he was an incredibly overhyped, overrated manager. It's a bizarre time to get rid but Sunderland are in complete freefall and I don't think he would have been able to get them out of it. Just look at their remaining games:

    Chelsea (A)
    Newcastle (A)
    Everton (H)
    Villa (A)
    Stoke (H)
    Southampton (H)
    Tottenham (A)

    They're in big trouble. Could easily be in the relegation zone this time next week.



    He did spend a lot of money on crap players, and had almost no knowledge of the transfer market outside England (eg. rejecting Falcao for Heskey) but i'd hardly call 3 consecutive top 6 finishes with Aston Villa as ''shameful''. He took Celtic to a UEFA Cup final too.
    How have I never heard of him turning down Falcao :rofl2:
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    It's reported a Dutch coach is line to take over......oh wait sorry.....that's Steve McClaren.

    I wouldn't think out all the options they have (Hughes, McLeish, Curbishley) that McClaren might not be a bad choice. He's got rid of the taint of the England job, he's managed abroad and he didn't do a horrendous job at Middlesbrough. He might be able to galvanise temporarily and keep them safe, JUST about. But long-term, he'll wane off.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    but i'd hardly call 3 consecutive top 6 finishes with Aston Villa as ''shameful''.
    A lot of people say this - but it's conveniently forgotten that under Little and Gregory, Villa finished consistently between 4th and 8th without Casino-style Martin O'Neill spending. He broke the bank at Villa, achieved nothing, walked away and pissed off the owner - leaving a legacy of ashes.

    He took Celtic to a UEFA Cup final too.
    His Celtic record is nothing to be proud of. He managed to come second in a two-horse race 2 times out of 5 even with Henrik Larsson in the team.
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    One of the things I really don't like O'Neill for was the way in which he left Villa prior to the 2010 season starting. A week before the season and he left. Things haven't been the same since he left them, concluding in the position they are in now although the blame should go on Lerner aswell.
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    Souness anyone?
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    ^Serious?

    Can't see that happening. Think he said in an interview (with Tubes?) that he was done from management. He last managed Newcastle and I think he enjoys his cushy pundit job too much.

    I'm going for McClaren.
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    (Original post by Aky786UK)
    ^Serious?

    Can't see that happening. Think he said in an interview (with Tubes?) that he was done from management. He last managed Newcastle and I think he enjoys his cushy pundit job too much.

    I'm going for McClaren.
    Ha I know was half joking because he used to be linked anytime a manager got sacked.
 
 
 
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