Sky Sports News journalist Keith Downie has claimed that Sunderland have regressed since the sacking of Jack Ross, and some supporters have been quick to point out that things were far from rosy under the Scot.
Sacked Sunderland boss Jack Ross only had to wait a month for his next job. He’s set to be named the new Hibernian boss tomorrow. Worth noting SAFC have regressed since he left. Seems a good fit #SAFC https://t.co/Ad9fcoH2aY
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) November 14, 2019
Ross has been linked with the vacant managerial position at Hibernian, with Downie suggesting his arrival in Edinburgh is imminent, whilst also taking the opportunity to put a positive spin on his time at Sunderland.
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Though the Black Cats have won just two out of eight games since his departure, some fans are adamant that it was the right decision to let him go, pointing to failures in various transfer windows and of course the play-off final.
Here are some of the reactions to Downie stating that Sunderland have regressed in recent weeks.
Regressed? You are clearly forgetting under Ross we lost comfortably 2-0 at Lincoln, 3-0 at Peterborough and were even lucky to come away from Bolton with a point (lucky to get a point vs Ipswich & Oxford too). I think the finger needs to be pointed at recruitment and the board..
— Peter Hewett (@WestSussexSAFC) November 15, 2019
Poor football, 3 shocking transfer windows and bottled the play off final. Parkinson has only had 7 games so that’s abit harsh🤷🏼♂️
— Dylan (@Dylan_Melrose98) November 14, 2019
Parkinson’s league form is better than Ross’s
— Frankie V (@VR3Frankie) November 14, 2019
We went backwards under ross as well. Hence him being sacked.
— Simon ‘SAFC’ Gibson (@simongibbo1) November 14, 2019
Hope parky sees your regressed comments he has to sort out the dross left by Ross if you love Ross so much move to Edinburgh he’ll be gone in 6 months just like heckingbottom
— jimmystokoe (@jimmystokoe1) November 14, 2019
Terrible terrible manager, wish him no luck at all.
— Greg Little (@GregLittle89) November 15, 2019