'Well done Stewart Donald!': Sunderland fans react as club make key appointment
Sunderland fans have offered a mixed response to the return of Ged McNamee.
The Black Cats’ former academy chief is set to return to the Academy of Light in a new role.
As exclusively revealed by the Echo today, McNamee is set to take the lead on Sunderland’s academy recruitment – and fans have been quick to react to his return.
Here’s what they were saying on social media:
@exmilitarynurse said: “Backward step see other posts about him”
@simonreed11 added: “Let’s hope this is the start of an improvement at the academy. Can’t help but feel we are failing these youngsters atm. Welcome back Ged!”
@davis0688 commented: “Not sure on this. Think the way the academy is being run would undo any good work he does anyway”
@ElliottSAFC posted: “Can only be a positive given his past record”
@sven_safc tweeted: “Not sure McNamee returning is good news. Many people very critical of his previous stint at the club.”
@barrie_waller added: “Hopefully he can arrest the slide ..... the set up is so impressive, we need to maximize the potential”
@jonphillips7777 said: “Great news”
@_guyincognito_ posted: “Only makes a difference if we stop offering out the kids to Prem clubs”
@WJC_95 commented: “cant be any worse. hes someone who knows the academy inside out”
@JasonAb29634218 tweeted: “This can only be a good move! Well done Stewart Donald”
@MaxHanaghan asked: “I dont know that much about it, but I thought Mcnamee was widely criticised amongst #safc support during his previous tenure?”