Sunderland fans react to Gus Poyet's sacking on twitter

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Poyet leaves the side just one point above the relegation zone.

Sunderland announced that they have parted company with head coach Gus Poyet after Saturday's 4-0 defeat to Aston Villa at the Stadium of Light.

Poyet's Sunderland side have only managed the four wins in the Premier League this season, and they remain a point above the relegation zone going into the remaining nine games. 

With Villa, the lowest scoring side in the division, commanding a 4-0 lead at half time, the Stadium of Light was a scene of fans leaving in their droves at half time, with some racing towards the dugout to make their views clear to Poyet. The writing appeared to be on the wall, and the sacking is of no surprise.

Sunderland fans don't seem surprised by the sacking. There are those that welcome the move as necessary as they aim to keep the side in the Premier League while others remember the job he did last season in keeping the side in the division against the odds, as well as leading them to the League Cup final. But there is an acceptance of the change given they have struggled in front of goal this season, and their situation is a perilous one.

With just the nine games to go, there is the inevitable feeling of concern with the uncertainty surrounding the position, with no name mentioned on the statement released by the club over who was taking charge of first team affairs.

Here is a selection of the reaction on twitter:

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