Sunderland FC have appointed former Manchester United manager David Moyes as a worthy replacement for the exiting coach Sam Allardyce who has been named new England coach.
Image: Former Manchester United coach David Moyes is now Sunderland’s new coach.
Allardyce was offered the tasking job of leading England’s national team July 22, as a successor to Roy Hodgson.
The 61-year-old takes over reigns from Roy, arousing the need for Sunderland FC to employ another capable coach [David Moyes] who’s expected start work immediately. He’ll be in control of proceedings at the Stadium of Light, guiding the team through preparations for a promising 2016/2017 Premier League season.
A statement published on Sunderland’s official website on Saturday morning revealed Moyes, 53, has arrived on Wearside on a four-year contract.
The former Manchester United coach is said to be Ellis Short‘s “first choice” to take control of the Black Cats.
Ellis (born on October 6, 1960) is the owner and Chairman of Sunderland AFC; a London-based Irish-American businessman and founder of Kildare Partners, a private equity fund investing in distressed European real estate assets.
“I am delighted to have joined Sunderland,” Moyes said.
“I am relishing the challenge and excited by the opportunity.
“I have taken over a big British club, with a great support and I’m looking forward to working in the Premier League again.
“I look forward to continuing the good work done by Sam.”
Image: Ellis Short
Ellis said in his official statement as reported by Telegraph: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome David Moyes to Sunderland, who was by far and away our first choice.
“He is a man whose football pedigree speaks for itself and is someone I have long admired.
“I have spoken with him on many occasions and I have always been hugely impressed. He was my number one managerial target for the last five appointments, but his desire to honour existing contracts meant we were not able to bring him to Sunderland previously.
“To be able to finally welcome him as our manager is fantastic news for the club.
“The fact that David has committed to a four-year deal is a clear demonstration of his belief in what he can achieve here.
“It is our aim to become a better, stronger and more stable football club and with a manager of David’s calibre and experience at the helm, we have a fantastic opportunity to begin looking upwards, rather than downwards every season.”
David Moyes signed a six-year contract at Old Trafford but was sacked after just 10 months of disappointing results which brought the Red Devils down to seventh place.