Joe Owens: ‘If Sunderland are 27th richest club, where is all the money going?’

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet.
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet.
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Gus Poyet has been very outspoken recently about Sunderland’s current playing style to maybe try and provoke a reaction from the players on the pitch after recent results and performances, prior to Burnley a few days ago, have been frankly shocking.

Poyet branding all Sunderland teams in recent years “rubbish” may be true, but as a fan the comment still hurts. A lot of speculation came from this and other comments, including the worrying reports that he didn’t like watching his own team play, has lowered Poyet’s reputation in the eyes of a few Sunderland fans.

Some reports said it may be a sign of Poyet wanting out of the Stadium of Light down to the fact he doesn’t have a great say of the ins and outs in the transfer market, but is that really a bad thing?

No Premier League manager I know of has any business management qualification, so should Poyet have millions of pounds at his disposal?

It is unlikely that a manager really cares about the cost of a desired player, as it is not their money. Also with the financial fair play rules in full force, now more than ever is the time for more experienced business personnel to be in charge financially.

However, with Sunderland reportedly being the 27th richest club in the world, where is all our money going?

But if we can’t spend, why not use the players we have at our disposal? Our youth squads seem to sweep aside nearly all in front of them, so why aren’t they being utilised when we have ‘more experienced’, but certainly less talented players pulling on the shirt?

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