We simulated ten years into the future on Football Manager 22 to see how the next decade would go for Sunderland

Where will Sunderland be in ten years? Football Manager 22 simulation predicts up and down decade for Black Cats

The past ten years have been difficult for Sunderland who have gone from the Premier League to the third tier of English football.

Thursday, 2nd December 2021, 3:22 pm

The 2011-12 season saw a side which featured the likes of Simon Mignolet, Stéphane Sessègnon, Nicklas Bendtner and James McClean finish 13th in the top flight.

Now, ten seasons later, we’re approaching the midway point of the 2021-22 season and the club are fifth in League 1 and once again chasing promotion to the Championship.

But where will Sunderland be in another ten years times? Although we have no way of knowing, we simulated ten years into the future with the latest edition of Football Manager to get an idea of how things could look.

FM 22, which was released last month, is the latest edition of the popular football management simulation game has been wildly popular since it’s initial release in 1992 and is now played by football fans and professional players alike.

‘FM’ is also used as a player database by football clubs due to their worldwide scouting network of around 1,300 scouts which developers use to ensure full accuracy across the game.

Here is how our simulation saw the next ten seasons play out for Sunderland:

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