The former Everton boss represents a big change in tactics from what Sunderland players were used to last season.
Sunderland's Fabio Borini in action with Hartlepool's Nicky Featherstone
Sunderland attacker Fabio Borini has given some encouraging news for supporters ahead of the new Premier League season, explaining in quotes on Sky Sports that the players will enjoy working under new boss David Moyes more than his predecessor, current England boss Sam Allardyce.
The former Liverpool man pointed to the Scot's tactical efficiency as being a big step up from what the club were used to under Allardyce.
"He is more precise in what he wants, he is more tactical," Borini is quoted as saying by Sky Sports. "More prepared in how the opponents will play and we adapt on how they play so he is really precise on the work.
Sunderland manager David Moyes
"He wants to get us in the right frame of mind of this kind of football which is different from what Allardyce was playing.
"It's not going to be easy but, at the same time, it is going to be more enjoyable for us, I think, as a player to play football and tactically adapt to the situation because you are going to be ready for any kind of game."
Borini has played under a number of renowned managers during his career, including former Black Cats boss Dick Advocaat and the likes of Luis Enrique, Carlo Ancelotti and Brendan Rodgers.
So it is encouraging news indeed that the one-time Italy international is so motivated by Moyes, with a tough match against Manchester City lined up to open their Premier League season on Saturday.
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce
"You use your brain in training," Borini added. "He makes you think a lot in what to do at the right time and that's modern football, how it is being played at the moment.
"He is being positive, he got good results against hard teams so I don't see anything going wrong at this time."
The Italian forward will undoubtedly be excited about what the former Everton and Manchester United boss has in store for him at the Black Cats, with Borini featuring mainly on the wing last season.
Though the 25-year-old will do well to win a regular role in his favoured position as a striker with the likes of Jermain Defoe up front, he may yet hope to feature in a more cultured attacking side than Allardyce put together last season.
Sunderland's Fabio Borini celebrates with Jermain Defoe (right)