Poyet told immediate Sunderland future safe despite fan relations

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has been told his immediate future is safe at the club despite growing discontent amongst supports, according to the Telegraph.

Poyet performed the impossible in keeping the Black Cats up last season in what had looked to be the club’s exit from the Premier League.

However struggles have not eased this season and Sunderland are in need if points – currently just two points above the drop zone with a league high 12 draws to their name.

Fans have been growing increasingly disgruntled at the Stadium of Light and pressure has begun to rear its head with Poyet taking a swipe at the press following their shock FA Cup exit at the hands of giant killers Bradford.

However stats will tell you that Sunderland have lost just nine league games from a possible 25 this season – the same as ninth placed Swansea – although the focus on being hard to beat has only yielded four league wins.

But owner Ellis Short has given his backing to Poyet, with a reluctance to change yet another manager firmly behind any knee jerk reactions.

The Black Cats have seen four managers in the space of four years and Short is thought to be against a fifth in such a short space of time.

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