Sunderland's wretched end to the 2023-24 season continued with another defeat on the final day against Sheffield Wednesday who secured their Championship safety with a 2-0 win at the Stadium of Light. 

Liam Palmer and Josh Windass scored unanswered goals in the first half as Sunderland registered an 11th defeat at home, the most of any team in the division, and their 22nd in total to finish 16th in the Championship table. Mike Dodds took his final game as interim head coach and admitted there will be plenty of reflection needed after a campaign which has gone so awry for Sunderland since the turning of the new year following the change of head coach.


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That head coach vacancy now becomes the key topic of conversation on Wearside with an appointment still to be made. One potential candidate gave a good impression in the opposition dugout as Danny Rohl completed Sheffield Wednesday's survival mission. The German revealed he is set for key talks at Hillsborough this week amid Sunderland's interest while movements elsewhere involving Will Still and Rene Maric have also piqued the interest of supporters. 

In the latest We Are Sunderland briefing, Matty Hewitt and Joe Ramage sit down to discuss the fallout from Sunderland's defeat against Sheffield Wednesday and how another game escaped Dodds and his team as well as a look at some of those head coach links now the season has finished. 




The club's hierarchy appointed Dodds on an interim basis until the end of the season to allow time to find the right candidate and with the season now at a close, those decisions will need to be finalised. 

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