If Sunderland fans thought that no one would touch Jack Ross with a barge-pole after he failed to shake the fallen giants back to life, think again.
The Scot was sacked on Tuesday afternoon with the Black Cats already eight points adrift at the top of League One, five months after losing the play-off final to Charlton Athletic thanks to a heart-breaking, stoppage-time goal at Wembley.
Ross spent just over a year on Wearside and, while he lost just ten of his 75 games in charge, the statistics only serve to mask the lack of real progress he made at the Stadium of Light. The football was uninspiring and he never really came close to helping a talented squad of players realise their potential.
But Hearts fans are desperate for a fresh start and they would welcome Ross, the club’s former U20 coach, back to Tynecastle in the blinking of an eye.
Hearts supporters won’t need to be reminded that Craig Levein is under huge pressure with the Jambos winning just one of their first eight league games this season. Could Ross give the Scottish Premiership strugglers the jolt they need?
Then again, if Hearts fans want exciting attacking football after some stodgy displays under Levein, they are maybe barking up the wrong tree here.
Jack Ross, please replace Craig Levein. pic.twitter.com/3v1qwlhuOD— Ewen Cameron (@EwenDCameron) October 8, 2019
Dear Craig Levein,— Craig (@THWBcb1) October 8, 2019
Jack Ross is free, now's your chance.
(Won't happen, mind)
Well the answer to the question “If we get rid of Levein, who do we get in?” Has been answered; Jack Ross. He knows the Club, plays simple attacking football. What more do we need?— Jolly_Boy_Jim (@Solid_Mouse) October 8, 2019
My neebor is a Hearts season ticket holder for 40+ year. He’s be delighted with Levein going upstairs and Ross coming in.— akr (@albierob) October 8, 2019
Ross in, Levein out would suit me fine!— Bryan Allan (@stirling1296) October 8, 2019
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