Simon Grayson Has Some Issues With 'Sunderland Til I Die' Netflix Doc

Simon Grayson Has Some Issues With 'Sunderland Til I Die' Netflix Doc

Simon Grayson has been asked if he enjoyed Netflix's 'Sunderland Til I Die' documentary on several occasions. "Yes and no," is his usual reply.

The eight-episode feature, which was released prior to Christmas, charts Sunderland's disastrous 2017/18 Championship campaign, one which saw them relegated for the second consecutive season.

Grayson, who was appointed manager during the summer of 2017, only lasted until October before Chris Coleman was appointed as his replacement.

Though he believes it was a good documentary, Grayson also has some issues with how his time at the club was portrayed.

"The documentary was good because it was warts and all in terms of what it meant to supporters up in that area; what it meant to everybody losing and what needed to happen at a football club," Grayson told BT Sport.

Ultimately, from my perspective, we weren't really given the airtime to really see what we were capable of doing. We created a real good atmosphere at the training ground but it was brushed over and people see you in 30-second clips.

"Exactly and people never saw that," replied the 49-year-old when host Jake Humphreys pointed out that people at the club cried when Grayson left.


"Maybe they were looking for a bit of doom and gloom before Chris came in. It's a documentary, I didn't give them the access they wanted in terms of going into the dressing room, which I don't think any manager would have done.

"It's a good documentary in terms of allowing people to see what it's like at a troubled club."

You can watch Grayson speaking on BT Sport below.

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