Sunderland sacked manager Jack Ross on Tuesday afternoon.
Sunderland currently sit sixth in the League One table, and that seemingly wasn't quite enough for the club as Jack Ross lost his job on Tuesday.
The Black Cats were beaten 2-0 at Lincoln City on Saturday afternoon, and Ross was hoping for a response against Grimsby Town in Tuesday's Checkatrade Trophy clash.
However, just hours before kick off, Sunderland announced that they had parted company with Ross, after just shy of 18 months in charge.
Ross got Sunderland into the League One playoffs last season, only to fail in the final against Charlton Athletic, and he was expected to push for automatic promotion this term.
That hasn't really materialised so far, and having become known for drawing too man games, Sunderland have decided it's time to part ways with the Scot.
The attention will now turn to finding a replacement for Ross, and Roy Keane is certainly a popular name in a considerable section of the Sunderland fanbase.
Keane, 48, took his first steps into management in 2006 with Sunderland, taking them to the Premier League in his first season in charge to become a Black Cats hero before being sacked in December 2008.
Many Sunderland fans still love the Irishman, and have been taking to Twitter to call for Keane to come back, believing he is the perfect man for the job and can get Sunderland out of League Just as he did in the Championship more than a decade ago.
Would it be too much to ask for to have Sunderland bring back Roy Keane or Sam Allardyce #SAFC— Sean Simpson (@SeanSimpson11) October 8, 2019
Heart says super Kev but sentiment appointment not always the best love to see keano back #SAFC— Joe Linsley (@JoeLinsley1) October 8, 2019
We have got a squad here which would suit Roy Keane. He’s had McGeady at Ireland, Leadbitter here and made him captain at Ipswich. The attitudes of players like O’Nien and McNulty who arent the most gifted but will run through a brick wall for ya will be popular with him #Keanooo— Scotty Newton (@ScottyNew) October 8, 2019
Feel a bit sad that Jack Ross couldnt manage the task. Seemed like a good man and was good in front of the camera. However he wasnt good enough. Now we need a man to get us up immediately. Big Sam has already ruled himself out. Would love Roy Keane. #safc— Steve Patton (@stevepatta101) October 8, 2019
Roy Keane, get him. Id love him.— C h r i s (@ChrisCrampsey) October 8, 2019
Keane would be perfect for both. We need someone with knowledge and balls to get us out of this league and Keane will like the challenge. It will have to be right in terms of financial and we match Roys ambition. I think it a project Roy would love #safc— Steve Patton (@stevepatta101) October 8, 2019
Jack Ross was clearly no longer the man to guide us to promotion so happy the decision has been made now Roy Keane is the man for me the guy is a legend! #safc— Luke Pennock (@lukepennock) October 8, 2019
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