'Cheap and not cheerful': Sunderland fans 'underwhelmed' by Phil Parkinson appointment

Ex-Bolton and Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson has been named as Jack Ross’ successor at Sunderland.

Friday, 18th October 2019, 10:40 am

The appointment was made today after a week of solid speculation and in time for the Black Cats trip to second-place Wycombe Wanderers in League One on Saturday. READ MORE: Phil Parkinson reacts after being named the new Sunderland manager

It’s safe to say Parkinson wasn’t Sunderland supporters’ first choice, with many labelling the appointment as ‘underwhelming’. READ MORE: Stewart Donald explains why Phil Parkinson was his choice for Sunderland manager

However, the 51-year-old Chorley-born boss does have a good track record in the third tier – something some fans were quick to point out.

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Here's how Sunderland supporters reacted to the news that Phil Parkinson is the club's new manager.