'Bring Zlatan home!' - Sunderland fans' funny tongue-in-cheek reaction to Kyril Louis Dreyfus transfer appointment
Stuart Harvey has been confirmed as the club’s head of player recruitment – and Sunderland fans have been quick to react.
Harvey joins the club from Blackburn Rovers where he was the Championship side’s head of club talent identification and player analysis and fills the void left by former recruitment chief Tony Coton, who left the Academy of Light last summer.
His appointment is the latest in a string of changes made by Kyril Louis-Dreyfus since his arrival on Wearside, with Sunderland’s footballing structure having been almost entirely rebuilt.
Here’s how Sunderland fans reacted to the latest developments at the Stadium of Light:
@Glenn_Co6: “Wishing you all the luck in the world mate. Our recruitment has been abysmal for years and years! Hopefully we sort it out this summer!”
@TheMightyNews: “Bring Zlatan home!”
@LiamIDST: “Can he play centre half?”
@AdrianMagson: “Looks like he means business.”
@notch_32: “Good luck and god speed, you're going to be a busy fella.
@LeBenjiboo: “Good. We need an entire squad in the summer.”
@PaulPeele11: “Welcome. Hopefully he can find & recruit some much better players for when we go up.”
@shdontsayaword1: “Can he play in defence for last three games asking for a friend.”
@miketpersonal: “First requirement has got to be a new keeper - one with presence who can communicate efficiently and decisively.”
@OrwiteTreacle: “He's going to have a busy summer. We need an entirely new squad, regardless of division, next season.”
@MRodge99: “Can he play centre half?”
@SunderlandafcI: “He’s got a huge transfer window ahead of him and it’s vital that he gets it right. No pressure...#SAFC”