Stewart Donald broke his silence on Wednesday in an interview on BBC Radio Newcastle, but some Sunderland fans are still to be convinced by his handling of matters recently.
When the chairman first bought the club his communication was a breath of fresh air, but subsequent online criticism and abuse has driven him away from Twitter, and the limelight in general.
However, with results taking a turn for the worst and the appointment of Phil Parkinson so far proving to be a disaster, Donald may have felt he needed to clear up a few points, while also discussing the recent investment by an American consortium.
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Despite his openness in explaining several situations about the club, such as the repairs of the stadium and the fact he doesn’t regret sacking Jack Ross, some fans still remain dissatisfied.
Many believe that he needs to start putting his words into action, with results on the pitch of particular concern to most, due to the fact Sunderland have won two of Parkinson’s first eight games.
Until performances improve and promotion looks more realistic, Donald looks likely to be criticised for the foreseeable future, as the following reactions indicate.
Just like every other interview he’s ever done. A lot of words with nothing ever really said, more lies
— David Hindmarsh (@DavidHindmarsh7) November 14, 2019
Out of his depth and he knows it
— Jase 73 (@JasonGregory6) November 14, 2019
I’m more concerned about our LEAUGE position. Always believed you should buy players above leauge your in. Last 2 seasons we haven’t just saying
— Blackcatkev (@Blackcatkev1) November 14, 2019
Talks a good job but way out of his depth.
— Michael (@mich_aelo) November 14, 2019
On the pitch is a disaster…sort..end of.
— steve cook (@shcooko) November 14, 2019
Contradictory messages off SD and CM, quite concerning
— Leon Flint (@leon_flint) November 14, 2019