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Struggling Sunderland Boss David Moyes says he "understands" fans calling for him to be axed after a dreadful start to life in the North-East.
The Black Cats are winless in the Premier League so far, with their only victories coming in the EFL Cup against lower-league sides QPR and Shrewsbury. Moyes' men have collected a mere two points and sit at the foot of the Premier League table.
Sunderland fans are understandably bitterly disappointed with the team's form and Moyes says that he completely understands why some sections of the fans want him to be axed after a shambolic start.
As quoted by The Telegraph, he said:
"The message to them would be to say, I totally understand. If you don't win games, you know... any manager is in trouble if you don't win games, whether you're at the top or at the bottom.
"I do think the majority of people understand. I think they understand the situation we're in, but I don't take it for granted. I don't take it for granted that I can get their support.
"I have to earn their support and at the moment, I could understand if they didn't see that because of our results. I can only tell them that we're doing everything possible to get there. I'll keep doing it until I'm told differently."
However Moyes does note that previous swift managerial changes have not worked out in the long term.
"Yes, you can change one guy [the manager] but it has been proved in that past here, that is not the [long term] answer."
Can Moyes turn it around at Sunderland? Will things go a lot more smoothly when ultimate bad luck charm Jack Rodwell stops starting games? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
(h/t The Telegraph)
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