Sunderland boss Gus Poyet’s job in the managerial hot-seat is under threat after his side slumped to a 4-0 thrashing by Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa.
The Black Cats are once more firmly involved in a relegation-scrap, as the end of the season draws ever closer, and the defeat on home-turf by Villa could very well see Poyet given his marching orders.
Sunderland’s four first-half goals conceded by The Claret and Blue’s, who have been dire in front of goal this season, has delivered a serious blow to the club’s reputation and Premier League safety, and a number of Sunderland supporters felt so enraged following the defeat that they attempted to confront the Uruguayan.
The 47-year-old admitted his distress after the defeat, saying “I’m shocked because I was not expecting that,” as quoted by CaughtOffside.
“It was probably the worst performance at home since I’ve been here.
“I don’t speak to the owner after every game and I’ve not spoken to him yet, I don’t know what he is thinking, but we need to speak.
“I understand the fans anger because I would be the same. For me, it’s a mixture of disbelief and shock.”
Sunderland are now just one point above the relegation zone, and the club may no longer feel Poyet is the man for the job.