The Tyne and Wear side are the subject of a docu-series detailing their dismal last two or three years, which have seen the club decay and erode from competitive Premier League cruiser-weights to Championship relegation fodder, with the Black Cats now in a promotion dogfight in League One.
And, according to the Sunderland Echo, the upcoming show doesn’t hold back, with ex-Celtic midfielder McGeady going in on Coleman strongly in episode seven.
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Coleman couldn’t prevent Sunderland slipping into English football’s third tier when he took over from Simon Grayson last season, and Republic of Ireland internationalist McGeady is quoted as saying: “I’ve had managers before who come in and go crazy. He just kind of comes in and it’s, ‘We could have done this better, right, sound, move on’.
“It’s just kind of an acceptance of, ‘That’s OK’.
“You come into training a couple of days later and everyone is laughing and joking and we’ve just been beaten 3-0 at home.
“The instructions that he gave the wingers were to stay high and wide.
“I’d never played in a 4-3-3 before so I was a bit unsure of what to do when I didn’t have the ball. “We have no chance of winning a game with that system – almost impossible to win it.”
Coleman’s stock was high when he initially took over at the Stadium of Light after a hugely successful spell with Wales, but he hasn’t taken on another management job since leaving the club last summer, and was replaced by ex-St. Mirren boss Jack Ross.
McGeady has certainly been in good form this season, as we’ve told you recently, but what do you make of his comments?
Is he right to point the finger at Coleman?