July 19, 2024

Following his appointment, Sunderland supporters have voiced their opinions about new head coach Régis Le Bris.

This past weekend, the 48-year-old former manager of FC Lorient was sworn in as Sunderland’s new manager after agreeing to a three-year contract at the Academy of Light.

After extensive negotiations with Will Still, who ultimately selected Rens, Sunderland finally settled on Le Bris following a protracted summer search. Le Bris said he felt “honoured” to have been hired, adding that fans will now be anticipating the 2024–25 campaign.

Following Le Bris’ hiring on Saturday night, The Echo asked, “Are you happy with the appointment of Régis Le Bris?” on social media regarding Sunderland’s new man. Out of the 2,093 fans surveyed, 36.9% chose the “yes” option, 10.4% chose “no,” and 52.7% stated they were unsure or holding off on making a decision.

Following consecutive Championship losses, the Black Cats fired previous manager Michael Beale in February of last year after just 12 games in charge. After the Wearsiders ended 16th in 2023–24, Mike Dodds took over as interim head coach of the first team until the completion of the season.

On social media, Sunderland supporters, however, responded swiftly to Le Bris’s hiring and elaborated on the survey findings when prompted to do so by The Echo on X.

Neil said: “I never heard of Rohl or the QPR manager until this season and wanted both of them here. So no reason why this fella can’t have a good impact on the team.”

Martin commented: “Let’s wait and see but honestly think this going to go south very soon if he doesn’t get any backing in the window.”

Lex added: Got to back the man in the dugout and wish him luck! Got to be honest, I was beginning to think we were stuck with Dodds All eyes on the transfer market now.”

Alan said: “We have to back him and give him a chance. So let’s do what we do best and support the club.”

Michael added: “Well we have a new manager it took them long enough I just hope we get what is needed to boost the squad in the transfer market it has to be the right appointment my fears are that we see the historic mistakes of the past continue has this owner and board learned.”

John said: “His profile and youth experience confirms youth development is still the main priority at SAFC. A few in the squad will be optimistic, others as sceptical as I am. Glad he’s got a full pre-season to implement ideas, playing style going to be crucial for winning round sceptics.”

Colin commented: “I don’t know of him at all but I will give him the chance he deserves and I wish him huge success.. I’m hoping for a successful season I don’t wish anyone to fail at our great club! And thankfully that awful drawn-out process is over. Let’s get behind him and look forward!”

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