Sunderland's Scottish manager David Moyes reacts after Bournemouth score during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland
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David Moyes resigns as Sunderland manager

David Moyes has resigned as Sunderland manager.

The former Everton and Manchester United manager has stepped down from his post at the Stadium of Light following the clubs relegation to the Championship.

In a brief statement, Moyes said:

“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.

“I wish the players and my successor well in their efforts towards promotion back to the Premier League.” 

Following the departure of Sam Allardyce last summer, Sunderland appointed Moyes as a big name manager in an attempt to avoid yet another relegation battle.

In reality though, it seemed that Sunderland had no fight under Moyes, as they finished bottom of the table with just 24 points, a staggering 16 points from safety.

Moyes had a meeting with owner Ellis Short a few weeks ago following the clubs relegation, but the club decided to stick with the Scot for their Championship campaign.

However, after the Sunderland players apparently lost faith in the beleaguered boss, he has taken the decision to step down from his post and allow someone else the opportunity to gain promotion.

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