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Sunderland: Fans react to Jim Rodwell appointment

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Fans of Sunderland have been reacting to a post on Twitter, which announces that Jim Rodwell as the club’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Rodwell, who is a former Board Director at the Football Association and the EFL, arrives at Sunderland having spent five years as CEO of Scunthorpe United.

Are you happy with Jim Rodwell's appointment?





In a statement on the Sunderland website, Rodwell stated: “I’m honoured and delighted to be joining a club of the stature and pedigree of Sunderland AFC. From my very first meeting with the Chairman, I was sold on his enthusiasm and passion for the club. I’ll be counting down the days until I can get started at the stadium and academy to do all I can to drive this great club forward.”

In reaction to the announcement, which the official Sunderland account tweeted, fans of the club have flocked to have their say on the matter, with many suggesting that Rodwell’s previous job experience is not well suited to a club the size of Sunderland’s, while others have joked that they thought the person taking the job was former Black Cat Jack Rodwell.

What do we think?

Rodwell’s appointment does come at a strange time, considering that a great deal of the club’s staff, as the fans rightly point out, have been furloughed due to the current viral outbreak, while the club also remains up for sale.

As such, it appears that many of the Sunderland fans are not happy with the new appointment.

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