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Jenas: Sunderland need to get relegated from the Championship to League One

“I would hope they have got a director or somebody right at the top level guiding that process along for Sunderland, not for Chris Coleman.”

Nov.20 - SportLand: Sunderland have endured a torrid time in the Championship since going down from the Premier League last season. The Black Cats currently sit rock bottom and have already parted company with manager Simon Grayson, bringing in former Wales boss Chris Coleman.

And former Newcastle midfielder Jermaine Jenas thinks the best thing that could happen to the club would be to drop into League One to begin the rebuilding process.

When asked what Coleman would bring to the club, Jenas told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I would hope a control element to what is happening and a longer-term plan.

“Rather than a knee-jerk reaction to, ‘All right Chris, this isn’t working’ because it looks like they are going to go down into League One.

“I think they’re sitting rock bottom of the Championship at the minute - a tough, tough league as well all know.

“And weirdly enough I think it could be the best thing for them.

“Get relegated and get rid of the players that are in there on probably £30,000-£40,000 per week that aren’t performing.

“I would hope they have got a director or somebody right at the top level guiding that process along for Sunderland, not for Chris Coleman.”

SUNDERLAND would be better off getting relegated from the Championship to League One, according to Jermaine Jenas.

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