'Give him a crack at player-manager!': Sunderland fans are all saying the same thing about Lee Cattermole

Sunderland fans have emphatically called for a return of Lee Cattermole - after the midfielder was released by Dutch side VVV Venlo.
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Cattermole is now set to search for a new club after financial pressures saw the Eredivise outfit opt against extending the midfielder’s one-year contract.

And Sunderland supporters were quick to urge the club to make a return move for the 32-year-old – with some even eyeing a role on the coaching staff.

Here’s what fans were saying on social media:

Former Sunderland midfielder Lee CattermoleFormer Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole
Former Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole

@_KarlMyers said: “Come home my sweet Prince xox”

@fantafest73 added: “In this division? In a heartbeat!”

@coffeegoblin posted: “Yes he has been missed this season”

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@RobLow_7 commented: “definitely, #safc are without a passionate experience leader on the pitch right now”

@macham12 tweeted: “Without any doubt, bring the lad home”

@DeanHudson6 added: “I’d give him a crack at player manager”

@sophie9williams said: “Get him back where he belongs”

@revPACman commented: “Absolutely. He would have given us steel in the middle and the leadership we've been lacking. He should never have been allowed to go. In years to come he will be looked upon as an SAFC icon in the way Bally is today.”

@DavidRo79891020 tweeted: “Better than anyone we have now, and he always gave 100%”

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@blackcatslee25 posted: “If absolutely anything good is to come of this year, it would be the return of this guy.”

@shellsy87 said: “Bring him home. Player/manager”

@coulton1_jim added: “Might get us promotion.. worth a punt for the last few games.”

@RobLowe23 tweeted: “Could be our gaffer next season at this rate”

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