Tony Adams ... Sunderland bound?
Sunderland fans were given mixed news yesterday with reports emerging regarding a potential takeover.
The Times claim the Fulwell73 consortium, made up of wealthy fans and investors, are in contention to buy Ellis Short's stake in the club.
The not so exciting news was that The Times claim they have approached Tony Adams regarding the vacant managerial role.
Former Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams at Granada
Sunderland are yet to appoint a successor to David Moyes, and suffered a public knockback in their pursuit of Aberdeen's Derek McInnes, who opted to stay in Scotland.
Tony Adams was a great player, but his managerial career has not been so stellar.
In England he has worked at Wycombe Wanderers and Portsmouth, the latter of which ended in 2009.
He has continued to focus on his coaching in recent years, and after a stint in Azerbaijan, he popped up at Spanish side Granada at the end of last season.
He was on a hiding to nothing in Spain, taking over an already doomed side, but losing every game did not help his prospects or reputation.
The idea of handing him the keys at Sunderland is understandably making supporters nervous.
Here is a look at how fans reacted on Twitter...
Not seen any news all day & just when you think it can't get any worse Tony Adams is the potential new manager under a fans consortium #SAFC— Neil (@thewhitecafu) June 19, 2017
If Ellis short really wants the best sale for #SAFC then surely he cannot sell to anyone who would put Tony Adams in charge, joke!!— Mark Gibbon (@markgibbon_mark) June 19, 2017
Tony Adams looks a bit like Klopp but that's where the similarities end! #safc— Mike (@clockstand78) June 19, 2017
Really interesting to hear a consortium including fans are looking at buying the club, less so that Tony Adams could be involved #safc— Hendo1980 (@Hendo1980) June 19, 2017