David Moyes makes an admission about Sunderland

Sunderland manager David Moyes before the match

David Moyes has been appointed as the new Sunderland manager.

Sunderland manager David Moyes posesSunderland manager David Moyes

Newly-appointed Sunderland manager David Moyes has revealed to The Daily Star that he did not think that the club could retain their Premier League status last season.

Moyes has revealed that he was approached by Sunderland to become the first-team manager last season when he was still in charge of Spanish club Real Sociedad.

The former Everton and Manchester United boss turned down the chance, claiming that he thought that Black Cats would go down to the Championship.

“The main reason was because I didn’t think they could stay up,” Moyes told The Daily Star regarding his snub of the Sunderland offer last season.

Sunderland manager David Moyes posesSunderland manager David Moyes

As it turned down, Sam Allardyce took charge of Sunderland and kept the Black Cats in the Premier League.

Allardyce’s departure from the Stadium of Light for the England national team job this summer saw Moyes given the Sunderland managerial role.

Sunderland manager David Moyes before the matchSunderland manager David Moyes

It will be tough for the Scotsman to succeed at the Stadium of Light, and one should not expect much from the team.

It is unlikely that Sunderland would be able to compete for a top-10 finish in the Premier League this season.

The Black Cats would be fighting relegation yet again during the 2016-17 campaign.

Sunderland manager David Moyes posesSunderland manager David Moyes

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