Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hull City are the 3 teams that finished in the bottom relegation spots of the English Premier League during this latest season of 2016-17.
Following Hull City’s relegation, Marcos Silva was sacked from the managerial position of the English club as the Portuguese coach would later take over Watford which was also relegated in that same season.
Suffering relegation and experiencing a change in managers is something that can really affect a football team but Michael Dawson who made 23 appearances for Hull City in this forgettable season has recently popped up and tried to motivate his teammates as the 33 year old English defender said:
‘’Of course everybody, staff and players, is disappointed. It`s been a long, hard slog and this is a sad day. You work hard throughout the season and then get relegated. However, we have to pick ourselves up. We know the Championship. 12 months ago we were getting promoted from it and we have to do that again next season’’
Even though it has been a forgettable season for Hull City and all of it’s players, there is a silver lining for Michael Dawson as he was named as the Tigers’ PFA Community Champion for the 2016/17 season.
The 33 year old defender was recognized for his contributions made outside of the actual pitch and the veteran player had a few things to say after accepting the award as Dawson said:
‘’It`s a really great achievement for myself because I love doing work with the community, whether it be at a school, hospital or charities that are in partnership with the football club. I feel honored to be recognized for the time I spend outside of football in the community’’