Former Sunderland manager Howard Wilkinson says joining the Black Cats was the worst decision he ever made.
Wilkinson has opened up about his horrific tenure as Sunderland boss, and let’s just say fans don’t have much sympathy for the 75 year-old.
The former England caretaker manager took charge of the Wearside outfit in 2002, but lasted just a few months as he departed the club in March 2003.
At the end of that campaign, Sunderland’s total of 19 points was the lowest recorded in a Premier League season, though that record has since been beaten (Derby County recorded just 11 in 2007-08).
And Wilkinson, who presided over that iconic defeat to Charlton in which the Black Cats scored three own goals in the space of seven minutes, has now spoken about his time in the northeast.
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“I made some good decisions but I made as many mistakes,” he said of his career in an interview with the Daily Mail.
“Sunderland was the worst I ever made because I made it for the wrong reasons, because of a problem that had developed at the FA. I didn’t do my usual homework.
“I talked to them on Thursday night, said yes and was there on Tuesday morning. I made all the mistakes I hadn’t made before.”
In fairness to Wilkinson, his comments are more an indictment of his own decision-making rather than a dig at the club, but the Twitter reactions down below are not having any of it…
It still haunts my dreams
— hannah (@brownh1989) March 21, 2019
Wasn’t our best move either!
— Michael Lane (@MichaelLane15) March 21, 2019
With Cotterill & his notepad ? Kin’hell
— Barker (@Brk3r1) March 21, 2019
We’d have been better off with Howard the Duck.
— weezkeez73 (@weezkeez73) March 21, 2019
He’s not wrong
— A Plot Too Far? (@aplottoofar) March 21, 2019
Him and us both, although he should be grateful a premier league side took a chance on his massively outdated ways.
— Graham Wright (@gnw626) March 21, 2019
Worst mistake was us giving the lunatic a job
— gary holmes (@gholmes322_gary) March 21, 2019