Karanka exit reminds Sunderland fans of own predicament

Aitor Karanka’s departure from Middlesbrough has given Sunderland fans a reminder that they still have their manager in place, despite a torrid campaign.

David Moyes took over the Black Cats in the summer, but has struggled to impose a positive impact on the club.

From the start of the campaign, the North-East outfit have been in and around the lower echelons of the Premier League table.

The team have won just five of their 27 top-flight fixtures, picking up 19 points so far, and they seem destined for the Championship given that they are six points clear of safety.

Today, Middlesbrough announced via their official website that Karanka will leave his job with immediate effect.

Boro are second from bottom and three points above Sunderland, which has left some fans wondering why the axe has not yet fallen on Moyes.

Five of the clubs in the bottom six have had managerial changes this season, with Leicester City, Swansea City, Crystal Palace, Hull City and now Middlesbrough taking action.

Sunderland are the only club not to do so, and now some fans want Karanka to replace Moyes.

 


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