Date: 1st November 2016 at 12:25pm
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Sunderland reportedly fear relegation to the Championship after axing staff, according to the Daily Mail.

The Premier League side, who currently sit rock-bottom of the English top-flight standings with just two points to their name after their opening 10 league games, have made the worst start to a season in Premier League history.

David Moyes’ side, who suffered their third straight league defeat to Arsenal (1-4) on Saturday, their eighth loss in 10 outings, are already eight points adrift of safety.

15th October 2016 - Premier League - Stoke City v Sunderland - Steven Pienaar of Sunderland looks dejected - Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Midfielder Steven Pienaar – Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

To make matters worse, the report claims the Black Cats has made a number of staff redundant, sparking fears Sunderland are already preparing for life in the Championship next year.

It is understood some administrator employees have been let go at the Stadium of Light, although there has been no official confirmation.

However, a source said, via the Daily Mail, “It’s been ruthless and it seems to be linked to the financial situation.”
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