Report: Moyes not planning major changes to Sunderland backroom staff

New Sunderland manager David Moyes with fans before the match

Moyes reportedly has no plans to make any substantial changes to his backroom team, but could still make additions.

Sunderland manager David Moyes before the matchSunderland manager David Moyes before the match

New Sunderland manager David Moyes will not be making any major changes to the backroom staff inherited from predecessor Sam Allardyce, the Sunderland Echo has reported.

Although the 53-year-old could still make additions, he is largely expected to keep the faith with the coaching team that helped keep the Black Cats in the Premier League last season.

Sunderland manager David Moyes and assistant manager Paul Bracewell (R) before the match

Moyes has reportedly recognised the respect shown by the players towards first team coach Robbie Stockdale and assistant manager Paul Bracewell, and has no plans to make any major overhauls.

New Sunderland manager David Moyes on the pitch at the end of the match

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail claims that goalkeeping coach Adrian Tucker will also keep his job, although Billy McKinlay, who worked alongside Moyes at Real Sociedad, is thought to be a likely addition.

New Sunderland manager David Moyes arrives before the match

Steve Round and Jimmy Lumsden, both of whom worked with the Scot at Everton and Manchester United could also be lined up.

Former England international Phil Neville and brother, Gary, are also reportedly in contention, with the latter recently leaving the England set-up after the disastrous Euro 2016 exit at the hands of Iceland.

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