Saturday was a dark day in the history of Sunderland AFC, who were relegated after a 1-0 home defeat to Bournemouth at the Stadium Of Light.
The Black Cats had enjoyed a 10 year stay in the top-flight but the result means they are now 13 points adrift of 17th place Hull City with just four games remaining of the campaign.
It ends an incredible streak of unlikely survivals with the club seemingly always able to pull results out of the bag in the closing stages of a season. However, in David Moyes’ first term in charge, that’s all changed.
The Scotsman is on the receiving end of much of the anger of supporters, many believing he should have done a much better job at the club despite obvious issues off the park too.
Is he the man to blame?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts with some even picking their ideal replacement should Moyes leave…
Disgraceful from Moyes just storming down the tunnel at final whistle yesterday not one clap to fans. Deserve better #safc
— Danny Austin (@AustinDa10) April 30, 2017
— craig dale (@craigdale_dale) April 30, 2017
Moyes thinks he's doing us a favour by being our manager. He's finished at Premier League level and too negative for Championship. #safc
— Paul Neat (@NeatPaul) April 30, 2017
— Barry Dixon (@_BarryDixon) April 30, 2017
Hate David Moyes and them gutless players so much. At least I don't have to go through watching them get relegated next week though. #SAFC
— Callum Bradfield (@CallumBradfield) April 29, 2017
It's 2017 and David Moyes is still playing John O'Shea so he deserved to be relegated #SAFC
— SF???????? (@fairless_9) April 29, 2017
So Moyes will likely walk. Who do we get? I'd take Garry Monk. #SAFC
— Leigh Collings Warin (@Leigh_Warin) April 29, 2017
— Neil Graney (@Neilg08050) April 29, 2017