The Black Cats have suffered ‘double relegation’ in the past two seasons, and they could struggle to get back to the Premier League in the coming years.
As for Newcastle, with Rafael Benitez in charge of the team, the Magpies should feel confident of staying in the top flight of English football for years to come.
One Newcastle fan has tried to troll Sunderland owner Donald on Twitter, but it has backfired quite spectacularly.
While replying to the following tweet from the Newcastle supporter, Sunderland owner Donald wrote: “I don't know you best check with Mike Ashley - not sure what the plans are at your club. Have a good day.”
@stewartdonald3 are there any signs of any quality players coming in, or will you have to sell the dead wood to try and buy before the season starts, it's not that far off now.— Gus Robb (@gusrobb) June 29, 2018
Sunderland will be confident of winning automatic promotion from League One to the Championship.
The Black Cats will be the biggest club in the division, and with Jack Ross in charge of the first team, the Stadium of Light faithful should be confident about a successful season ahead.