Sunderland chairman Ellis Short claims the club’s long term goal is to compete at the top end of the Premier League table and fight it out for European football, much to the amusement of fans on social media.
The Black Cats were relegated to the Championship last season after finishing rock bottom of England’s top flight.
David Moyes was relieved of his duties as Sunderland boss the day after the Premier League season came to it’s conclusion, with Simon Grayson drafted in as a replacement… before being sacked last month.
To make matters worse, the club now sit firmly in the relegation zone in the Championship too, having won just once in their opening 15 matches.
Despite all of the above, Short still insists his long-term goal is to have the club battling it out at the top of the Premier League, as reported by Keith Downie of Sky Sports:
Sunderland Chairman Ellis Short insists his long term goal is to have his club fighting for the top 5/6/7 of the Premier League.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) November 3, 2017
Needless to say, Short’s comment tickled the Twitter faitful, as Downie was soon inundated with fans battering the Sunderland chairman’s optimism:
— Brad Dobbing (@DiegoMaradobbn) November 3, 2017
must be a fairly long term plan @BainesC17
— Scott Cameron (@Cammy26_2) November 3, 2017
Mine is to shag all of the Victoria Secrets supermodels. I’ll put my mortgage on me achieving this quicker.
— Bilbo Ball Baggins (@1879_SAFC) November 3, 2017
more chance of me learning to walk pic.twitter.com/ceF75OEA4V
— aran guthrie (@AranGuthrie) November 3, 2017
How many drugs is Mr Short taking these days??????⚽️⚽️
— davidcalladine (@bigbloke09) November 3, 2017
You misspelled championship
— Michael Murdie (@Mikey1892) November 3, 2017
Is that Northern Premier league he’s talking about
— MIDDLESBROUGH PAUL (@RIVERSIDEREDS) November 3, 2017
How long term we talking here? Into the next century?
— Mark Kane (@MarkAnthonyKane) November 3, 2017
What's he smoking ?
— Steve Parkinson ? (@SteveP1986) November 3, 2017
— Andrew Wells (@wellzy1995) November 3, 2017
— MickyJ (@Knackaned) November 3, 2017
— Matt_Rowney (@Boro_Blogger) November 3, 2017
What do you make of Short’s comments?