3. David Moyes
The Scottish manager had one of the worst win percentages in Sunderland’s managerial history. He wasn’t very optimistic from the start after telling the team that they would be fighting relegation that season which they did. The team performed poorly under him and relegation was a real possibility. Moyes wasn’t ready to take any blame for the situation. His attitude also wasn’t the best. Moyes resigned one day after getting the team relegated to the second division. He is, without a doubt, one of the worst Sunderland managers ever.
2. Simon Grayson
There weren’t many expectations from the team with the squad he had but after the signings, the Scottish manager made with a little budget, the team looked rather good for mid-table and even a contender for playoff position. However, things didn’t go that way. He was in charge for 4 months and won only 1 league game during that time. He was sacked 16 minutes after the full-time whistle of 3-3 draw with the bottom of the table team, Bolton Wanderers.
1. Howard Wilkinson
The man with the worst win percentage among all the managers that ever managed the club permanently. He lost 15 games out of 27 matches he was in charge over a span of 5 months. The English manager’s performance was so bad that he did not even keep his job until the end of the season. The team ended up at the bottom of the Premier League table after he left, accumulating only 19 points that season which was the worst in the club’s history.