Aidan McGeady tears into some of Chris Coleman's Sunderland decisions 1 year ago

Aidan McGeady tears into some of Chris Coleman's Sunderland decisions

Sunderland winger Aidan McGeady has questioned several decisions from former manager Chris Coleman during a new Netflix documentary covering the Black Cats relegation from the Championship last season.

Sunderland suffered back-to-back demotions from both the Premier League and then the Championship and Netflix captured the club's demise in a new series that was originally pitched as a redemption story of the club's return from relegation.

Sunderland finished bottom of the Championship last season with just seven wins from 46 games and McGeady said that Coleman's positive approach towards error was ultimately taken for granted by the playing squad.

"If a player keeps making the same mistake, show them the mistake they are making," McGeady told Sun Sport.

"I've had managers before who come in and go crazy. He just kind of comes in and it's, 'We could have done this better, right, sound, move on'. It's just kind of an acceptance of, 'That's OK'. You come into training a couple of days later and everyone is laughing and joking and we've just been beaten 3-0 at home."

McGeady also questioned some of Coleman's tactical advice although it is a bit bewildering that the Ireland international, a professional of nearly 15 years with 92 international caps, is still unsure of how to operate within a 4-3-3 formation.

"The instructions that he gave the wingers were to stay high and wide. I'd never played in a 4-3-3 before so I was a bit unsure of what to do when I didn't have the ball. We have no chance of winning a game with that system - almost impossible to win it."

Coleman previously helped Wales to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 and is now managing Chinese club Hebei China Fortune.