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.
#nufc fans got slaughtered by the mackems for begging Rafa Benitez to stay; now they're practically begging Simon Grayson to manage them ?
— Nathan Nicholson (@JnathanN) June 29, 2017
Simon Grayson… Jesus Christ. Rafa or Grayson? #nufc ??
— Matt Guest (@Guesty22) June 29, 2017
— Luke Johnson (@Ljonter) June 29, 2017
— Rob M (@geordierob89) June 29, 2017
We kept Rafa Benitez in the championship… Mcinnes turned Sunderland down so they after grayson… Sunluns a massive club ? #nufc
— Jonny (@Jonathangeldar1) June 29, 2017
No way are Sunderland fans accepting Simon Grayson with his record against Newcastle last season. https://t.co/iW45YmsNlr
— Ben Spratt (@bensprattjourn) June 29, 2017
Newcastle in the championship got Benitez. Sunderland in the championship going for Simon Grayson ??
— Josh Bennett (@Joshbennett1_) June 29, 2017