It might have ended in unfavorable circumstances but Jack Ross says that he wouldn’t change the ‘experience’ he had at Sunderland.
The 43-year-old is gearing up for his first game as Hibs boss following his departure from Sunderland. After failing to get them out of League One, a mixed start to the season led to his sacking.
Ross still insists though that it was a brilliant ‘experience’ to manage a big club like Sunderland.
He told the Herald (sport, page 5, 19/11/19): “There were ups and downs, highs and lows, but taking the opportunity to be Sunderland manager is something I will never regret.
“It was a terrific all-round experience; it was relentless and intense. I’ve reflected on things I could’ve done better but I think overall we had a record that was really positive in challenging circumstances.”
Ross had a tough time at Sunderland
Whilst he did have a large budget in comparison to some teams in League One, Sunderland have a had a rough few seasons. It was always going to be hard for Ross to fully revitalise the club.
The early signs were good but a few different factors eventually led to his Black Cats downfall. He’s in Leith know though, where he will hope to create more positive memories.
His first challenge will be against Motherwell at Easter Road this weekend. The Steelmen are enjoying a brilliant campaign right now and easily dispatched of Hibs 3-0 at the start of the campaign.
It’ll be interesting to see what lessons Hibs have learned since then and whether Ross can muster up a better result and performance than their last match against the Steelmen.