‘Just about every supporter wanted Ross to succeed’ – Plenty of Sunderland fans react to today’s news

Saturday’s defeat away at Lincoln City was the final straw for Sunderland, who have today sacked manager Jack Ross.

A statement on the club website read; “This is a decision that has been made with a heavy heart. When we arrived at the club 18 months ago, we appointed Jack because we felt that he was the right man to take Sunderland forward over a number of years.

“Jack has worked extremely hard, and has helped us achieve stability at the club, and I sincerely thank him for his efforts. I hope and believe that he will go on to have a successful career in management.”

Ross saw his side slip out of the top six with the defeat, only their second of the season. Despite losing few matches, they’ve struggled to find a rhythm on the field, with strikers Charlie Wyke, Will Grigg and Marc McNulty not managing to create chances in a restrictive formation.

With a strong squad of players and means well beyond many of their rivals, the Black Cats will be eager to see a revival in fortunes. However, they’re now facing a hunt for a new manager, although the job is bound to attract a number of candidates.

The manager who gets it right will be a hero on Wearside, but Jack Ross leaves as a pariah. We look at some of the comments left on the club’s social media post following the announcement.

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