Sunderland fans commen on Coleman's decision to leave Wales to manage club

Chris Coleman, manager of Sunderland looks on ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between QPR and Sunderland at Loftus Road on March 10, 2018 in London, England.

Sunderland are edging closer to relegation following yet another loss, and some fans are wondering why manager Chris Coleman ever took up the job.

Chris Coleman, manager of Sunderland during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland at the Riverside Stadium on January 6, 2018 in Middlesbrough, England.

Sunderland fell to their 20th Championship loss of the campaign on Saturday, as playoffs hopeful Preston North End saw them off 2-0 at the Stadium of Light.

With just eight games left of the season, the 20th-placed side are losing their relegation battle, and manager Chris Coleman admitted post-game via Chronicle Live  that the weekend defeat was a big opportunity missed.

In his words: “Today was an opportunity, the biggest one we have had, to close that gap, and we didn’t take it.

“I was here in my room and I was keeping an eye on it [Barnsley’s game].....It was a great result for us, but not now – it was another missed opportunity."

Chris Coleman manager of Sunderland reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Reading at Stadium of Light on December 2, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

The former Wales boss took charge of Sunderland last November, but hasn't been able to improve the club's fortunes.

Since Coleman took over, the Black Cats have managed just four victories, drawn five times and lost 12 other league games.

While Although the Sunderland Echo has reported that Coleman is willing to continue at the club even if they drop to the League One, his future at the Stadium of Light isn't guaranteed.

In the event that Sunderland do get relegated without putting up a fight, Coleman's reputation will surely take a hit, and some fans are wondering why he left the Wales job in the first place.

Chris Coleman, manager of Sunderland looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Sunderland at Villa Park on November 21, 2017 in Birmingham, England.

Here are few Sunderland fan reactions on Twitter:

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