The Stadium Of Light
8th September 2015 -- Sunderland's manager, Abraham Tan has just announced his decision to retire indefinitely from professional football. His decision has shocked fans and critics alike as the 35 year old Singaporean seemed to be dominating the English football scene with his entertaining, aggressive football at Sunderland.
In his 6 years as manager, Abraham turned struggling Sunderland into a world class football team. His numerous accolades with Sunderland include lifting the Champion's Cup and the Club World Championship for their first and only time in 2012, and coming close again as a runner-up in 2015.
2015 was a year to be remembered for Sunderland as Abraham won the Manager of the Year award, bringing his team not just continental success but also domination of the domestic scene as Sunderland did the double, lifting both the League Cup and winning the Premier League.
It is a sad day for Sunderland supporters as one of their most prolific and eccentric managers quits the scene, leaving behind a legacy that many will remember.