David Moyes Steps Down As Sunderland Coach Following Relegation

Sunderland manager David Moyes.

Reuters / Lee Smith

David Moyes has resigned from the position of head coach at Sunderland. The resignation comes in the wake of Sunderland’s relegation from the Premier League.

Things haven’t gone too well for the man who succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United in 2013. The Scot could not steer the Black Cats clear of relegation, and as a result, has resigned as their head coach. Meanwhile, Sunderland have been relegated from Premier League after 10 years of remarkable survival.

The departing coach has wished the club luck in his official statement, which said:”I wish the players and my successor well in their efforts towards promotion back to the Premier League.”

Sunderland owner Short has also confirmed that David Moyes didn’t ask for any compensation, which he could have done. The owner was all praises for the Scot, as he called the act of not claiming a compensation “testament to his character”.



Short stated: “I pursued the services of David Moyes for a considerable period prior to his appointment last summer, which makes the announcement of his departure difficult for everyone concerned.

“In the days ahead we will take some time for reflection, and then focus on recruitment and pre-season as we prepare for our Championship campaign. We wish David well in the future.”

David Moyes also thanked the club owner in his club statement, which read: “I would like to thank Ellis Short and the Board for giving me the opportunity to manage Sunderland and the fans for always being so passionately supportive of their club.”


Written by Shorya Panwar  

Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.


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