David Moyes outlines what he did not know when he took Sunderland job

Sunderland's Scottish manager David Moyes reacts on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland,...

New West Ham United manager David Moyes left Sunderland at the end of last season.

Everton manager David Moyes appeals to the linesman  during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on October 30, 2010 in Liverpool, England.

West Ham United manager David Moyes admitted on The Monday Night Club show on BBC Radio 5 live on Monday evening (8:17pm, November 13, 2017) that he did not know that Ellis Short was planning to sell Sunderland when he took the managerial role at the Stadium of Light.

Former Manchester United and Everton boss Moyes was appointed the Sunderland manager in July 2016.

The Scotsman replaced Sam Allardyce at the Stadium of Light, but he failed to keep the Black Cats in the Premier League.

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London, England.

Sunderland got relegated to the Championship at the end of last season, and Moyes subsequently parted company with the club.

Now in charge of West Ham, Moyes has revealed that he did not know that Sunderland chairman Short was planning to sell the club when he took the managerial role.

“When I joined the club, I didn’t know Ellis was looking to sell the club,” Moyes said on The Monday Night Club show on BBC Radio 5 live on Monday evening (8:17pm, November 13, 2017).

Sunderland's Scottish manager David Moyes watches from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge in London on May 21,...

West Ham are struggling in the Premier League at the moment and are in danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.

As for Sunderland, the Black Cats are struggling in the Championship and could go down to League One.

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