GoldfishMemory Posted March 6, 2006 Report Share Posted March 6, 2006 Sunderland have sacked manager Mick McCarthy following Sunday's defeat to Manchester City. The former Republic of Ireland boss was downhearted after seeing his side concede two early goals at The City of Manchester Stadium, although the bottom club battled back well before losing 2-1. The Wearsiders have gained only ten points all season and are in great danger of beating their own record for the lowest-ever Premiership points tally. The latest defeat at the weekend leaves them 16 points away from safety and relegation seems a certainty. Indeed, Sunderland have failed to obtain a home win all season in the league but they have picked up two victories on their travels. McCarthy caused some consternation with chairman Bob Murray recently when appearing to indicate that he considered building a team capable of getting back into the top flight at the start of the season, although the Black Cats boss claimed his comments were misconstrued. Sunderland were crowned Coca-Cola League champions last term but have seen Wigan Athletic and West Ham adapt far better to life at the highest level. Murray will appoint a caretaker manager until the end of the season before appointing a permanent new boss in the summer. Popular coach Kevin Ball will be among the favourites to take over the reins. "I would like to thank Mick McCarthy for his efforts for the club and wish him and his family the best for the future," said Murray. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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