Sunderland fans condemn David Moyes on Twitter as bookmakers slash the odds on his sacking

Sunderland manager David Moyes

Is the time running out already for David Moyes at Sunderland. And can you honestly think of a reason why he should stay?

Sunderland manager David Moyes

In truth, David Moyes has been his own worst enemy since day one at Sunderland. No wins in eight, millions of pounds wasted on talentless additions, and an aimless style of football that will have even the most ardent supporter longing for the hoof-ball days of Martin O’Neil.

The club couldn’t compete without signings, Moyes cried. So in came Donald Love, Paddy McNair, Steven Pienaar, Javi Manquillo, Victor Anichebe, Adnan Januzaj, Papy Djilobodji and £13.6 million Didier N’Dong (below, BBC), each more disastrous than the last. But it’s never Moysie’s fault, you see.

Didier Ndong of Lorient

It wasn’t Moyes’ fault that Christian Benteke was left unmarked to net a last minute winner for Crystal Palace after Sunderland had thrown away a 2-0 lead. The players, his players had to take responsibility, he said.

It also wasn’t Moyes’ fault that he transformed Manchester United from title winners to mid-table also rans in just ten months either. The club should have given him more time, apparently.

Sunderland manager David Moyes poses

As it stands, the prospect of David Moyes lasting the best part of a year at the Stadium of Light appears fanciful at best. The Mirror claim Moyes is safe ‘for now’ despite being comprehensively outplayed by fellow strugglers Stoke in an abject 2-0 loss at the weekend.

Yet, the bookmakers have slashed the odds on the former Everton stalwart being the next manager flung from the proverbial merry-go-round, according to the Chronicle. And, for that, even Moyes can have no excuses.

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