Gus Poyet may have only been recently appointed Sunderland manager on a two year deal, but his time at the Stadium of Light could be far shorter than that should be fail to galvanise the Black Cats.
The Sunderland faithful have provided tentative support for their new boss, all too aware how appointing a young and inexperienced manager,at the very top level, can work out.
Poyet would have had a lot to ponder in the international break as he approaches his first task of taking his side to the Liberty stadium, to face Michael Laudrup’s Swansea who are currently the envy of several Premier League clubs.
His second game in change will be arguably his most important fixture of the campaign against Newcastle in the Tyne Wear derby and Poyet needs to make an immediate impact.
When teams are in a relegation scrap emotions run high and if there are no signs of an upturn in form then Poyet will head straight for the exit door as fast as his predecessor Paolo Di Canio.