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Sunderland fans discuss the club’s future after Phil Parkinson appointment

Sunderland fans have taken to Twitter to debate the appointment of new manager Phil Parkinson after the club officially announced his appointment on Thursday.

Parkinson was most recently in management with Bolton Wanderers but resigned earlier this year, despite getting the club back into the Championship in 2017. Before his Bolton tenure, the Englishman famously took Bradford City, then of League Two, all the way to the League Cup final, having beaten the likes of Arsenal along the way.

However, fans have understandably so got their doubts about the former Reading player as their new boss, as he currently has a record of just 262 wins from 718 games as a manager.

Is Phil Parkinson a good appointment?





The 51-year-old will take charge of Sunderland’s Saturday fixture against Wycombe Wanderers for what will be his first game in management since August 17, when Tranmere Rovers thrashed his Bolton side 5-0.

Currently, the Black Cats sit ninth in League One after 11 games and a win over the Chairboys could take them back into the playoffs, should other results go their way.

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Should he achieve success at Sunderland, he is going to need to change things up to get the likes of Will Grigg firing again – the former Wigan Athletic man has not scored in 11 appearances in League One this campaign.

Before his appointment, it seemed that some fans were unhappy with Parkinson mentioned as a candidate. However, given his track record and ambitions to get out of League One, his appointment might be a good idea right now. Here’s what the supporters have had to say…

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