Letter of the week: Sunderland owner Ellis Short should bury the hatchet and re-appoint Roy Keane as boss

Our writer believes Roy Keane's return could be the answer to Sunderland's ills.
Our writer believes Roy Keane's return could be the answer to Sunderland's ills.
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As a long standing Sunderland supporter of 54 years, like many, I’m suffering at present.

The obvious miss management a series of poor leadership decisions at board level have not set the coaching staff and team management aspects up for success, thus left us in this

horrible position with no obvious light at the end of the tunnel.

I could rant on but I'll cut to the chase, I’m a middle manager of a global oil and gas company, part of my role is to inspire and lead, create and share a visions for the future in a volatile industry.

David Moyes may indeed be a nice person but inspirational he is not. It’s not a natural attribute so he struggles and shows up negatively to supporters, the press and I’m guessing to

players and staff at SAFC.

In recent years the only truly inspirational manager we have had was Roy Keane.

While he does carry baggage, he set standards and expectations at all levels of our fabulous club and he made a huge difference in terms of our stature and credibility within the football world.

The Echo and your columns are influential and inspiring, my appeal is to get Keano’s name out into the public domain via your articles.

Ellis should be man enough to bury past differences, and I just feel Roy Keane would love to be part of the future and he knows deep down he has unfinished business at SAFC.

Karl Ogle

(Trying hard to keep the faith)