Sunderland recap: Charlie Wyke’s final summer goal discusses future, Lee Johnson’s position discussed
Sunderland is already making plans for next season.
After being knocked out of the playoffs by Lincoln City last weekend, the Black Cats are gearing up for a busy summer as they look to secure a promotion to the Championship next time around.
Many players have already left the club, while others are expected to move. That said, there will also be plenty of income on the way for Lee Johnson.
With that in mind, here is the latest news to come from the Stadium Of Light.
Sunderland target to make decision in coming weeks
Guy Melamed’s agent has confirmed that the forward will decide his future in the coming weeks.
Football insiders have demanded that Sunderland, Portsmouth and Ipswich Town are all interested in a move for the St Johnstone striker after scoring five goals in 18 appearances for the Scottish side.
Discussing the 28-year-old’s future, High Press Sports Management – the player’s representatives – said a decision will be made on his future in the coming weeks.
– High press sports management (@HighPressSports) May 27, 2021
They tweeted: “We can confirm Guy Melamed is in breach of contract with St Johnstone after a great first season.
“We hope to find out in the coming weeks what he will do next season.”
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Charlie Wyke should leave Sunderland
Sunderland is preparing for Charlie Wyke to leave the club this summer, according to a recent report by Football insider.
The 28-year-old sparks interest from Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough, while Football Insider also claim that Ipswich Town are the latest club to emerge as a contender to sign him.
With his contract expiring this summer, there is a big question mark over his future – not surprisingly after scoring 31 very impressive goals for the Black Cats this term.
Kevin Phillips discusses Lee Johnson’s role as Sunderland boss
Kevin Phillips says he expects Lee Johnson to be in charge of Sunderland for the next term despite a disappointing end to the season.
Football League World has exclusively revealed that the club are considering replacing him as head coach, but although Phillips admits he wouldn’t be surprised to see him go, he believes Johnson needs to be backed if he wants to. succeed the next quarter.
Speak to Football Insider, Phillips said: “Right after the game I would have said that Lee Johnson was not the right person to move the club forward, like a typical fan.
“I saw the videos of the crowd surrounding him outside the stadium and it was only an immediate reaction to the disappointment.
“Now that the dust has settled, do you think who is going to come in and do something better?” They tried so many different handlers, so why pull the trigger again?
“It wouldn’t surprise me if he went there as the club is under a new owner.
“I fully support Lee Johnson to be in charge next season, if they keep him. I just hope they give him some money to spend. He’s going to have to bring in a few players, it’s going to be a great summer.