Former Sunderland captain Michael Gray has backed the appointment of Gus Poyet as new manager.
Gray trained under Poyet â€“ who was unveiled as the new manager this morning â€“ during a spell at Leeds United.
â€œBut itâ€™s vital that he is given time.
â€œTo have that many managers in so few years is not healthy for any club.
â€œAnd I think that the owner has to appoint a new boss and then stick by him.
â€œI know that staying in the Premier League is the most important thing and that fact can cause a lot of changes in a lot of clubs â€“ you donâ€™t get much time to turn things around in football these days.
â€œBut in Sunderlandâ€™s case, I think the time really has come to appoint someone you think can take the club forward and then trust them with a longer term contract."
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