The reports that Ally McCoist has emerged as one of the favourites for the Sunderland manager's job has provoked a storm of reaction among fans.
And it's safe to say the majority of Black Cats supporters don't want the ex-Rangers man to be the club's new boss.
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Sunderland are seeking a replacement for Simon Grayson, and chief executive Martin Bain knows McCosit and Walter Smith well from their Ibrox days together.
Here's what fans said on Facebook about the possible appointment:
Michael Davies: Short and Bain - if the fans mean anything to you, you will read these forums to give value to our views. WE DO NOT WANT McCOIST OR WALTER SMITH at our club! Jobs for the boys hey, Bain? I think you should clear off actually.
John Stephenson: Surely not. Even Ellis Short cannot be this stupid.
Jorje Wotz: If McCoist goes to Sunderland I go to Mariners Park!!
Phil Johnston: Peter Reid & Super Kev together all the way for me forget the rest or Sunderland are finished.also need to clear out all the bad players and a chairman that don't care
John Phillips: McCoist has managed in the equivalent of, what nowadays, can only be seen as non-league football. In addition to being the Manager when Rangers were financially imploding. Bain, of course, being Chief Executive. Mr Short get rid of Bain.
Marc King: Even if we got Pep or Conte as manager we still would be down cos players are rubbish and no budget to replace them times up on the club its end is here
Bob Forster: I have absolutely nothing against Ally McCoist but I'd much prefer Peter Reid. At least he knows English football and our best years in recent times were under his watch. Walter Smith? Failed at Everton. Yes brilliant at Rangers as was McCoist but so what?
Joe Graham: Bain's friends and family list. God help us
Barry O'Donnell: This cant possible be an improvement on Grayson who did know the championship well.
Mordey Street: McCoist neither impresses or depresses me. He is certainly intelligent and may well have the necesssary coaching skills, I don't know and neither do those who are ranting against the man
Mackem Duck: Bain's appointed the last 2 managers who were both disastrous, surely its Bain who should be sacked. As for McCoist, Smith etc., surely that will be the final straw for a lot of supporters.
Nonnac Nonnac: McCoist is a great comedian, a football manager he is not, forget it Bain, you clown
John Stephenson: Look there is a very good reason why Ally McCoist hasn't had a job since leaving Rangers and that is because people in the game don't think he is up to it. No doubt he is a loyal guy. He went through all sorts of garbage as the bottom fell out of Rangers. He is also a good laugh as we all know from his TV appearances. We are in a perilous position and we need a manager who has a proven track record of success in this division. We do not need ALLY MCCOIST.
On Twitter, there were the following comments:
@MScorer: When I read McCoist-Smith I think Wilkinson-Cotterill. Please find some better inspiration Mr Bain. #SAFC
@Yellowbug1969: If McCoist gets the job then Baine may as well go full on Rangers and put us into administration #SAFC
@BrentSaysHurl: Surely Bain won't appoint McCoist. He can't be that oblivious. The toxic atmosphere would intensify & it would be aimed at him.
@mobilemackem: If Bain's idea of an appointment of a genius who'll turn the entire club around is McCoist/Smith, then he needs to pack his bags now. #SAFC
@calsafc9: If Bain hires McCoist & Smith it shows how inept & arrogant he is. Still thinks it's better to hire who you know, rather than the right fit.
@samsonplace: If McCoist or any other member of the Scottish mafia gets the job then that’s me done with the club #Safc