Former St Mirren boss Jack Ross has been relieved of his duties at Sunderland the club have confirmed.

The Scotsman moved to Wearside in the summer of 2018 after guiding the Buddies back to the Premiership during the 2017/18 campaign.

Ross has been dismissed as Sunderland boss. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

His first season with the Black Cats ended in disappointment as they were beaten in the League One promotion play-off against Charlton in the dying embers of the match.

Ross has struggled this term at Sunderland

They’ve had success in the Carabao Cup this season with wins over Premier League sides Burnley and Sheffield United, but ultimately, Sunderland’s league form hasn’t been good enough.

They were beaten 2-0 by Lincoln City at the weekend, leaving them in sixth place in League One. Sunderland are the biggest team in that division, yet they already sit eight points off top.

Ross hasn’t succeeded in the league. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

One more defeat could take them outside the play-off spots. The Black Cats have drawn far too many games under Ross’ reign, managing to gain just a point in 24 separate games.

Interestingly enough, only Liverpool and Manchester City have lost fewer league games than Sunderland since the 2018-19 season. That doesn’t really tell the full story though, as the Stadium of Light side are currently stuck in League One.

It’s a shame that it didn’t work out for Ross and he’ll be hoping to put this setback behind him quickly in his next managerial job.

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