THE Netflix cameras are back at Sunderland – but Tony Mowbray is hoping there will not be a fully-fledged third series of ‘Sunderland Til I Die’.

The first two series of the documentary project charting first Sunderland’s decline as they were relegated from the Championship, and then their initial failure to win promotion from League One, proved a huge success.

As a result, the production company responsible for the two series to date, Fulwell 73, are currently working on a special two-part retrospective that will focus on the club’s success in the play-off final at Wembley at the end of last season.

A number of players have been interviewed about their experiences in the latter stages of last term, along with former boss Alex Neil, and a camera crew was at Sunderland’s Academy of Light training ground today to film segments for the two special episodes.

“This time we are purely focusing on the play-off win from last season,” confirmed Fulwell 73’s Leo Pearlman. “There will be two episodes that look at the incredible finale to the season, with the play-off semi-finals and play-off win against Wycombe at Wembley.”

At this stage, there are no plans to follow Sunderland’s progress through the current campaign for a third series, and having had no involvement in the filming to date, Mowbray is hoping that position does not change.

“I’ve got no involvement at all,” said the Sunderland boss. “And I hope that stays the same moving forward. With total respect to the football club and the company involved, I’ve always been somebody that likes to go under the radar if possible and do my work and develop relationships with the players. I’d like to do that the way I do it, because that allows me to bring my own personality to the job.

“It’s not just Sunderland – there’s been lots of them. I watched (Jose) Mourinho do the Tottenham thing and Arsenal have one currently, don’t they? It’s obviously becoming a more prevalent thing, yet I would suggest that most managers would like to do their work in private and get judged on their results and how their team perform.

“I understand that supporters would like to see what goes on in the cogs of the football club – what are the relationships like, who are the big characters, who’s sulking about this, how’s the manager dealing with that defeat?

“I understand it. It’s entertainment, and the world we live in today. But this job, as a football manager, is to get results, and I’m sure most people would like to do their work and build relationships, and then get judged by results, rather than the world watching their every move.

“If you’re under the scrutiny of a camera, it would probably take away from the rawness of how you would normally act. I understand why it would be interesting for everybody, but not necessarily for the guy in charge and the footballers involved.”