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How Twitter reacted as Sunderland entered talks with Preston manager Simon Grayson

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How Twitter reacted as Sunderland entered talks with Preston manager Simon Grayson

It’s hardly been the best of times over at the Stadium of Light during the past year, with relegation from the Premier League after a woeful campaign compounded by the loss of manager David Moyes.

Yet there was a silver lining to the Black Cats’ cloud on Thursday afternoon as BBC Sport reported that the club have been granted permission to talk to Preston’s Simon Grayson about the vacancy.

Grayson, who has been at the helm of Preston North End since February 2013, led them to promotion from League One and has since established them as a relatively safe Championship side.

And a statement coming from the club’s official website today announced that the 47-year-old will undertake talks with Sunderland about becoming their new manager, with Grayson keen on a switch.

Sunderland supports alike took to Twitter to discuss the news, and some were happy…

Others were visibly less pleased…


Whilst some seemed to be verging on despair…

In addition to the managerial news it was also announced that the proposed sale of Sunderland Football Club is off the table, with recent ongoing talks with a German consortium coming to an end.

Recruitment of a new manager had been put on hold whilst takeover talks were happening but it transpired today that American Short – run by owner Ellis Short – will continue their role in charge.

Sunderland’s official website released a statement detailing the failed takeover talks, claiming that the proposed takeover of the football club was “not in the best interests” of trying to move forward.

And the news didn’t please many Sunderland fans…

What do you think Sunderland fans? Is Grayson a good move from the club? Let us know below.

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