After yesterday’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United in a home game, Sunderland have sacked its manager Martin O’Neill. He was the club’s manager for the last 15 months.
The news was validated by the club at the website. The performance of the club has been below par in the season as it lies at 16th position in the League. The club has played 31 matches so far and has only got 31 points. The position may go to 18th as the club has played one more game than Aston Villa and Wigan Athletics which are only one point behind. Last season, the club finished at Number 13. So far, no one has been appointed as the club’s new manager. A decision in this regard is likely to be made in a few days.
O’Neill hails from Northern Ireland and faces a tough decision by the club. He tried to improve the position by signing Adam Johnson for £12 million and Steven Fletcher for £12m. The club faces relegation threat now because of the poor performance and position on the points table. However, O’Neill expressed that he was ever optimistic and motivated as ever about helping the club improve and take positives from the game to focus on remaining matches to prevent relegation.