Newcastle United fans poke fun at Sunderland’s pursuit of Grayson

Newcastle United fans are thoroughly enjoying Sunderland’s struggles, as you would expect.

The North-East rivals have essentially switched places, with the Black Cats taking Newcastle’s place in the Championship.

Rafael Benitez managed to guide the Magpies back to the Premier League at the first time of asking, and they will kick off the new campaign against Tottenham Hotspur in August.

Sunderland remain without a manager following David Moyes’s decision to walk away after just one season at the helm.

It has not been an easy time for the Black Cats in terms of their managerial hunt.

They held talks with Derek McInnes, but he opted to stay in charge of Aberdeen, while other coaches – including Jurgen Klinsmann – have ruled themselves out of the running.

Now, Simon Grayson is the top contender after his current club Preston North End granted permission for him to speak to Sunderland.

Newcastle fans have been left amused by the news, with many drawing on the fact that they have a former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss guiding them.

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