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Sunderland fans react on Twitter to Phil Parkinson interest reports

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Sunderland fans react on Twitter to Phil Parkinson interest reports

A number of Sunderland fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from The Sun suggesting that Phil Parkinson has held talks with the club’s owners about becoming the Black Cats’ next boss.

Sunderland are still looking for their next manager after Jack Ross’s recent departure. Ross only oversaw two defeats this term, but the board decided to make a change with the top two creating a little daylight.

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The Sun reports that the club have a number of candidates on their radar. But it was former Bolton boss Parkinson who has reportedly held talks with Stewart Donald about the position.

It remains to be seen how the talks progress. But it would appear that Parkinson would have a lot to prove if he did get the job as the fans do not seem to be convinced.

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Parkinson has won promotion from League One on two occasions, most recently with Bolton Wanderers. However, it is clear that he is not a name that would capture the fans’ imagination.

He is not known for an expansive brand of football. And some fear that he would not be any sort of upgrade on Ross, who seemingly never quite managed to win all of the supporters over during his time in charge.

Sunderland are arguably a side that can afford to think about promotion the moment they get back into the Championship. But some believe that appointing Parkinson would be a step in the wrong direction.

Here is what some of the fans make of the reports…


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