The Black Cats have struggled for survival in the Premier League over the past few years, and they are set for a similarly disappointing season this term.
Dick Advocaat’s side are at the foot of the Premier League table at the moment with just two points from six matches.
Newcastle United are also struggling at the moment, having narrowly avoided relegation from the top flight of English football last season.
The Magpies, who are still searching for their first league win of the 2015-16 campaign, are level on points with Sunderland and are second from bottom.
Former Tottenham star Redknapp has pointed out that Newcastle have a reason for their poor performances and has been harsh on Sunderland.
“It's been another miserable weekend for the North East,” the Englishman wrote in The Daily Mail. “Newcastle were awful but at least they can point to a new manager and new players still settling in.
“But Sunderland show no signs of learning their lesson. They’ll probably end up sacking Dick Advocaat near the end of the season and hoping for the best. It’s the same old story.”
Newcastle and Sunderland have both left much to be desired so far this season, and Redknapp is right in criticising the latter.
Perhaps the problem is that neither the Magpies nor the Black Cats have a team capable of doing more than just avoid relegation.
Steve McClaren is in charge of Newcastle at the moment and Advocaat is the Sunderland boss, and both are very good managers.
Perhaps things will change for the two clubs in the coming weeks…