O’Neill stays defiant – Sunderland Manger is staying with the Black Cats
Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill
believes that a change of manager would do the Club more harm than good after the Northern Irishman came under fire for his team’s recent performances.
The Black Cats currently occupy one of the relegation spots and haven’t won a game since a 3-1 victory at Fulham in late November.
Saturday’s defeat at home to Chelsea was their fifth loss from their last seven Premier League games, and such a run of results has led to speculation that the Wearside outfit may have to make a change in order to give themselves a better chance of keeping their top flight status.
However, O’Neill, who only took over the reins at the Stadium of Light twelve months ago, says that bringing in a new boss is not the answer:
“So what do you do then? You go and put someone else in charge, he gets a group of 12, 13 games and can’t win any? It’s the same thing,” O’Neill said.
“I don’t want to be boastful, but not only am I the best man for the job, I am actually the only man for the job.
“We will steer through it, we will get calmer waters ahead – it might take us a few months to do that – and then we will see.”
If Sunderland are to get out of trouble, they will almost certainly have to improve their home form which has seen them pick up just six points from a possible twenty one available.
They are of course without leading scorer Steven Fletcher at the moment, which is a massive blow for a side that are really struggling for goals right now.
Although it is going to be a tough season for them, Sunderland have a man in charge that is more than capable of getting this team out of trouble.
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, you will see that they are a 3/1 shot to be relegated this campaign.
However, if they do not manage to beat the drop, O’Neill would surly go and it would be tough for him to get another job in the top flight of English football. The Christmas period is a massive one for the Northern Irishman.