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Gus Poyet claims Sunderland will only start moving forward when he works out what the long-standing problem with the club is and then manages to find a solution.
The Black Cats’ boss appears set to take the club down to the Championship this season as they sit at the foot of the Premier League table, seven points from safety with six games remaining including trips to Manchester City and Chelsea on Wednesday and Saturday respectively.
The Wearsiders have also lost their form at the wrong time as they have now gone eight games without a win, losing seven of those and have a mountain to climb if they are going to survive.
However, Poyet has spoken out to suggest there is something “wrong” at the club, and has been for some time, with the only chance of future progression is if he can get to the root of the problem and fix it.
“I think there’s something wrong in the football club and it’s not an excuse. I need to find that. If I don’t find it, we’ve got a problem,” said Poyet.
“I don’t know what it is. I do think I know what it is at times but no, I don’t. It’s too many times, too many things. I always say to myself ‘What happened with Steve Bruce in the second year?’ ‘What happened with Martin O’Neill?’ ‘What happened with Di Canio?’ and what happens with me now?
“I don’t want to get away from the responsibility because I said on Monday night I am responsible. I am the first one. But who is going to be next? A, B, C – you can call him anything and the club will be in the same situation.
“I don’t like it, it’s not me. I need to find the solution and whatever it is, I need to put it there.
“It’s sad because at the end of it, the one who goes is the manager. You try, you try, you try, you try but at the end, the one who loses his job and looks bad is the manager. So I’m going to find the solution before I go!
“That’s me. I cannot promise I will get this club safe because it would be silly. I would be lying to you. But I’m going to leave it a better club.”
Sunderland, who are 1.70 to finish bottom this season, can be backed at 11.84 to pull off a shock win at Manchester City on Wednesday. City are 1.16 and the draw is 8.10.