Sunderland might just be relegated from the English Premier League to the Championship at the end of the season but if the Black Cats chief Niall Quinn is to be believed, then they wouldn’t have to worry about Plan B.
Because they already have a Plan B! And here it is:
We’d love to be safe and then it would be easy to plan. This is a really tense time, the reality is we have to prepare for both sides of the outcome.
It’s not something I like talking about and I don’t want to be negative, but it would be bad management not to have a Plan B in place. We have different situations covered.
All being well it will be Plan A we’ll be putting into place. Come the end of the season, if we’ve managed to stay up, we’ll have a platform from which to take another step forward. That’s what it would be, a step, rather than a leap. I don’t think giant steps happen any more like they did in the past.
That’s a consequence of the structure of the league. Being realistic, we needed to go on a journey and we know we can’t go to the top straight away, there’ll be a couple of stop offs.
The first part of the journey went exceptionally well and this stage is about consolidating.
Niall Quinn doesn’t diverge much, does he? Well, at least he says that Sunderland do have a Plan B and maybe they do have that.