Sunderland have employed six permanent managers or head coaches since Roy Keane left the club in December 2008.
Dick Advocaat’s win percentage at the Black Cats was just 21%, it was 33% last season but the winless start to this campaign saw it slump.
As the Black Cats launch the search for a seventh, Press Association Sport has taken a look at the men who have tried, but largely failed, to bring success to the Stadium of Light over the last seven years.
RICKY SBRAGIA (December 2008-May 2009) 23%
P26 W6 D7 L13
STEVE BRUCE (June 2009-November 2011) 30%
P98 W29 D27 L42
MARTIN O’NEILL (December 2011-March 2013) 32%
P66 W21 D20 L25
PAOLO DI CANIO (March 2013-September 2013) 23%
P13 W3 D3 L7
GUS POYET (October 2013-March 2015) 31%
P75 W23 D22 L30
DICK ADVOCAAT (March 2015-October 2015) 21%
P19 W4 D6 L9