Martin O'Neill: I did not deserve Sunderland sacking

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Former Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill says that he deserved to stay at the Stadium of Light until the end of the season after "saving the club" when it was "on its knees".

The Northern Irishman spoke for the first time about his sacking on 30 March to BBC Radio 5 live's Pat Murphy.

Ex-Swindon boss Paolo Di Canio was appointed within 24 hours of O'Neill's exit on a two-and-a-half-year contract.

"I'm still disappointed and frustrated but life goes on," said O'Neill.

Former Celtic and Aston Villa manager O'Neill took over the club he supported as a boy from current Hull City boss Steve Bruce in December 2011.
Source: BBC Sport
 

alfpt

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He did save Sunderland from relegation last season, but he knows his job is all about the results. Sunderland were not getting the results needed to secure promotion and were not playing football that could save them.
 

deansaliba

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He should know by now that this is a results industry, it isn't about what you HAVE done it is about you are doing right now.

Having said that did anyone see how much better they played against Chelsea?
 

LALucien

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deansaliba makes some valid points there.
I'd agree that, it isn't always about where you've been and what you've done.
I'm sure we've all seen managers come from a good record only to perform shockingly at a new club (Not mentioning any names!).
It is all about what he's gonna do now and what he's gonna bring to the table and get the ball rolling (Pun totally intended!)
 

seeya555

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Maybe the management of Sunderland actually expects Di Canio to actually change something about Sunderland's position, but I think it will take some time. O'Neill's sacking was too early in my opinion; as long as he could have prevented relegation, I think he should have stayed.
 

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