Sunderland's Fabio Borini offers his initial thoughts on David Moyes

Sunderland's Fabio Borini in action with Hartlepool's Nicky Featherstone

Borini seems to have a positive first impression of the new Sunderland boss.

Fabio Borini scores the third goal for Sunderland from the penalty spot

Sunderland forward Fabio Borini has welcomed the appointment of David Moyes as the club's new manager, with the Scot succeeding the recently appointed England boss Sam Allardyce. 

Borini feels that the experience of the different clubs Moyes has had has already begun to show during their preparations for the new season. 

Sunderland manager David Moyes before the match

He told the Sunderland Echo: “First impressions are really positive – he is a hard working manager and works on the pitch daily. He works personally with the team and he is good.

“I think also you can see the experience he had in Spain because he works very precisely on what he wants tactically – and he is really positive.”

Sunderland's Fabio Borini in action with Hartlepool's Nicky Featherstone

Moyes comes into this job hoping to put the experiences of managing Manchester United and Real Sociedad behind him.

He was sacked as United boss as it was apparent they would not qualify for Europe in the first season after Sir Alex Ferguson's long and successful reign at the club, while he struggled to make the desired impression in northern Spain.

Some have drawn parallels with the time he was appointed Everton manager when they were a side that was struggling to maintain their status in the top flight before he turned them into a club that regularly finished in the top eight of the Premier League with a couple of seasons of European football thrown in. 

After several seasons fighting to maintain their Premier League status, a similar job from Moyes at the Stadium of Light as he did during that 11 year period at Goodison Park will be a job well done on Wearside.

Sunderland manager David Moyes before the match

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