Most managers would be able to move on after being dismissed, but that wasn’t the case for him thanks to his Netflix commitments. “It was interesting to see how I would be perceived and how I’d come across. Some of the things were taken out of context. For example, after being sacked I was contractually obliged to attend a hotel in London and was asked to take three different shirts so they could shoot three different scenes with me.
Grayson also revealed Netflix had planned to start filming their series 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. We also treat our community members to competitions, special offers, promotions, and adverts from us and our partners.
If you don’t like our community, you can check out any time you like. To leave our community click on the name at the top of your screen and choose Exit group. “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 four attempts before they returned to the Championship in 2022, finishing sixth en route to a semi-final finish in the play-offs. The northeast giants are currently seventh this season and vying to go up once again, with the third season of the beloved series shining a far more positive light on the club than Grayson was accustomed to.