SAFC chairman Quinn promises end-of-season inquest

SAFC Chairman Niall Quinn during his wide-ranging interview with the Echo. Picture by Tom Yeoman.
SAFC Chairman Niall Quinn during his wide-ranging interview with the Echo. Picture by Tom Yeoman.

NIALL Quinn has promised a full inquest at the end of the season into what has gone so badly wrong at Sunderland over the last few months.

The chairman has squirmed alongside owner Ellis Short in recent weeks and watched in horror as the Black Cats have once again blown up approaching the home straight.

And the slump is not something that will be allowed to go uninvestigated, even if Sunderland stay up comfortably or secure a top-half finish by the campaign’s end.

Seven defeats in eight games have not only banished fond hopes that the club might push for European qualification but genuinely raised the spectre of relegation as the club threatens to plunge into freefall.

And today Quinn told the Echo: “Once we get through this, we’ll look back to see what might have been done differently, how we might have improved things.

“And of course in the summer we’ll evaluate things such as the catastrophic injury problems we’ve had to contend with and look at our transfer policy collectively.

“Just like last season, we’ll sit down with Steve take stock and work out together how we improve on this season and how we continue the building process to make us stronger and better in the following season.”

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