Report: Sunderland considering David Moyes as managerial candidate

David Moyes

Sunderland have been linked with former Everton and Manchester United manager Moyes.

Dick Advocaat left his role over the weekend as head coach of Sunderland, leaving the Black Cats to search for a new manager during the ongoing international break, and a BBC report has named a new potential candidate.

The main aim of whomever is appointed head coach will be to keep the Wearside club in the Premier League this season, before building the side to ensure they do not continue to go through the same cycle of struggling for survival.

With this aim on the table, the Black Cats’ management board are searching for their next appointment, and a report in the BBC has named David Moyes as one of the candidates that Sunderland are considering taking charge at the Stadium of Light.

Moyes, who spent two spells in the Premier League with Everton and Manchester United, is currently working in Spain, having taken charge of Real Sociedad last season.

This term, Moyes has struggled to get his team firing on all cylinders, with only one win from seven games. They have drawn three and lost three, and have netted just six goals in those games.

However, Moyes is a proven Premier League manager, and having him in charge of Sunderland would vastly improve their chances of staying in the top flight. He won a large number of personal awards whilst in England, with three LMA Manager of the Year titles, as well as 10 Premier League Manager of the Months awards.

The report names Moyes as one of the potential managers that Sunderland are looking at bringing to the Stadium of Light, although it is stated that he is not at the top of their shortlist.

There are no indications as to whether Moyes himself is looking to leave Spain and secure a return back to the Premier League in the coming weeks.

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