'I wasn’t at my best' - Former Sunderland loanee opens up on Stadium of Light stint as Phil Parkinson linked with vacancy

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LAGOS, PORTUGAL - MAY 29: Jonny Williams of Wales during a Wales Training Session on May 28, 2021 in Lagos, Portugal. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)
LAGOS, PORTUGAL - MAY 29: Jonny Williams of Wales during a Wales Training Session on May 28, 2021 in Lagos, Portugal. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Former Sunderland loanee Jonny Williams opens up on Stadium of Light stint

Jonny Williams has opened up about his time at Sunderland in a wide-ranging interview.

Williams, 27, has just been released by Championship outfit Cardiff City and is currently a free agent.

The Wales international joined the Wearsiders on loan from Crystal Palace during the 2017-18 season but saw injuries limit him to just 12 league appearances.

Sunderland were relegated to League One under Chris Coleman with the action caught on camera for the Netflix docu-series Sunderland ‘Til I Die.

Williams was captured during his recovery from injury and appeared to be struggling with life at the Stadium of Light.

“Yeah,” he said to The Athletic. “I wasn’t at my best in the Sunderland documentary, off the pitch anyway.

"I’m sure a lot of people have seen it, but I wasn’t quite happy in myself.

"I didn’t have mental health issues, I just wasn’t happy. It’s fine for footballers not to be happy sometimes.

“Footballers do have emotions and they came out in the series, I didn’t get to see it beforehand so I was as shocked as everyone else to see what unfolded in the series.”

Former Sunderland boss linked with Morecambe job

Following the recent news that Derek Adams is departing as Morecambe boss, Phil Parkinson is in the running to replace him.

Ex-Sunderland manager Phil Parkinson is 6/1 with BetVictor making him the second most likely candidate at this time behind former Tranmere Rovers boss Keith Hill.

There's a whole host of possible outsiders priced at 16/1 including current Hartlepool manager Dave Challinor, and England legend Sol Campbell.

Next Morecambe Manager odds:

Keith Hill: 4/6

Phil Parkinson: 6/1

Neal Ardley: 12/1

Harry Kewell: 16/1

Robbie Fowler: 16/1

Dave Challinor: 16/1

Sol Campbell: 16/1

Graham Coughlan: 16/1

Sam Ricketts: 16/1

Jim Gannon: 16/1

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