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Moyes resigns as Sunderland manager

David Moyes resigned in the afternoon of Monday, May 22, 2017 as Sunderland manager without compensation. Moyes, who was Everton, Manchester United and Real Sociedad manager, departed after a meeting with Sunderland’s owner, Ellis Short and the Chief Executive, Martin Bain in London.

David Moyes
David Moyes

He leaves the relegated club without compensation after presiding over only six Premier League wins all season, falling out with some key players and failing to persuade Short to agree to his proposal, of signing virtually an entirely new team this Summer.

Nonetheless, Moyes was allowed to spend £30 million last Summer, but his signing failed to impress and, with the team struggling, he privately considered walking out as early as last Autumn.

Sunderland is seeking is eighth manager in six turbulent years after David Moyes concluded a calamitous 10 months on Wearside by resigning.

Reports have it that Moyes could soon be a candidate to replace the currently vulnerable Gordon Strachan as Scotland coach, but his departure represents a loss of face for Short, who recruited the 54-year-old Glaswegian at the fifth attempt last July.

By Felix Simire

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