After being relegated from the Premier League last season the Black Cats have really gone from bad to worse with the club currently sitting bottom in the Championship, and speaking about his former club Defoe described the situation as sad but remains hopeful that the club can turn things around.
The Championship is brutal, Hull and Sunderland relegated and now fighting relegation and Reading and Sheffield Wednesday were in the play offs last season and now in the bottom half. Championship = Unpredictable.— Charlie Bonner (@Charlie_Bonner) February 24, 2018
He told Sky Sports:
"Sunderland is a Premier League club. The fan base, stadium and the facilities, it is a massive club.
Crazy to see Chris Coleman's Sunderland at the bottom of the Championship considering the job he did with Wales. Its almost like Wales were on an upward trajectory and well settled when he took that job and that Ramsey and Bale carried them to their success irrespective of him— Coventry City Podcast #PUSB (@NiiLampteyShow) February 21, 2018
"He [Coleman] is an unbelievable man. I have always respected some of his work as a manager and what he has achieved at club level and internationally.