Preston North End, said: "I am delighted to
have joined Sunderland. I am relishing the
challenge and excited by the opportunity as the former Everton,
Manchester United and
Real Sociedad manager has been
announced as the new Black Cats' boss, following Sam Allardyce taking
over the Three Lions.
Sunderland have confirmed the
appointment of David Moyes as the club's new manager after Sam
Allardyce's departure to take the England job.
Moyes has now signed a four-year deal at the Stadium of Light outfit,
with the role his first in the
Premier League since being sacked by
Manchester United in April 2014.
"We are absolutely delighted to welcome
David Moyes to Sunderland, who was by far and away our first choice,"
chairman Ellis Short said.
"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
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
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".
MOYES: 'I am delighted to have
joined Sunderland. I am relishing the
challenge and excited by the
— Sunderland AFC
(@SunderlandAFC) July 23, 2016
The Scott was also quoted saying "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". The Scot boasts a wealth
of experience at the top level and is a
three-time LMA Manager of the Year
(2002-03, 2004-05, 2008-09). He has also
won 10 Manager of the Month awards in
England and has managed more than 800
senior games in club football.
We here at binggist wish him a happy stay at the Stadium of Light.