‘I nonetheless filmed scenes for Netflix present after I used to be fired as Sunderland supervisor’

Being sacked wasn’t the top of Simon Grayson’s Sunderland turmoil following a tumultuous spell on the Stadium of Light.

That was due to Netflix producers calling on the fired tactician to report scenes for widespread docuseries Sunderland Til I Die – even after he was fired by the membership in October 2017. Grayson, 54, had the unenviable process of making an attempt to take a Sunderland aspect nonetheless wracked by the anguish of Premier League relegation again to the highest flight after changing David Moyes earlier that yr.

He lasted simply 4 months within the function after the Black Cats made a dreadful begin to life within the Championship, with Grayson profitable simply three of his 18 video games on the membership total. Most managers would be capable to transfer on after being dismissed, however that wasn’t the case for him due to his Netflix commitments.

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“I watched it until episode three or four and wasn’t too bothered after that because I got the sack,” mentioned Grayson throughout a latest interview with Bitcoin Casinos. “It was interesting to see how I would be perceived and how I’d come across.

‌”Some of the issues have been taken out of context. For instance, after being sacked I used to be contractually obliged to attend a resort in London and was requested to take three totally different shirts so they might shoot three totally different scenes with me. People then requested why I did not sound very enthusiastic in these components.”

Simon Grayson being unveiled as Sunderland manager
Grayson was Sunderland supervisor for simply 4 months

Chris Coleman was the opposite title to characteristic within the first season of Sunderland ‘Til I Die after selecting up from Grayson, however the former Fulham and Wales chief could not stave off one other relegation to League One. Grayson additionally revealed Netflix had deliberate to begin filming their collection in 2016, “but David Moyes stopped it from happening.”

“It [a documentary being filmed] can be intimidating at times,” he added. “It was made at a time when being the manager of Sunderland was very difficult in itself and the cameras being there probably made it twice as bad.

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“It had a negative impact on the players, the dressing room, and the atmosphere around the club. The Stadium of Light was a tricky place to play at the time, too.”

Sunderland required 4 makes an attempt earlier than they returned to the Championship in 2022, ending sixth en path to a semi-final end within the play-offs. The northeast giants are at present seventh this season and vying to go up as soon as once more, with the third season of the beloved collection shining a much more constructive gentle on the membership than Grayson was accustomed to.