Big Sam quits Sunderland, as Moyes takes over
Following the appointment of Sam Allardyce as the manager of the Three Lions, Sunderland have appointed David Moyes as the new manager in a 4 year deal.
Speaking about the appointment of David Moyes, the chairman of Sunderland Ellis Short said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome David Moyes to stadium of light, who was by far and away our first choice.
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“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.
“His commitment 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. With David’s calibre and experience, we have a fantastic opportunity to begin looking upwards, rather than downwards every season.”
Moyes said: “I am delighted to have joined Sunderland. 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, and also continue the good work done by Sam”.