A Sunderland side that has since finished bottom of the premier league and could now drop out of the championship too. You can argue the job he did doesn't transfer to what we require. Really don't see how you can argue he didn't do a good job though
As I've said, if we're looking for a man who'll keep us in the league he's as good an appointment as any. He'll have done a solid job if we finish the season tucked in behind the top 6 bearing in mind the way we started this campaign.
The summer is the chance to wipe the slate clean though and plan for the future and you don't do that with a man with 12 months left on his deal and someone you had to tempt out of retirement to take the role in the first place.