The former Everton and Manchester United manager has been appointed as Black Cats manager on a four-year-deal.

After weeks of frustration for the club and its fans with the appointment of Sam Allardyce as England manager being dragged out by the FA, both will now be pleased to see a manager come through the door of Moyes’ experience.

Sunderland have to be massively commended for the way they have acted in the whole scenario surrounding Allardyce and can now finally move on under the 53-year-old.

The Scot has failed to achieve success in his previous two jobs, managing Manchester United, arguably one of the hardest jobs in domestic football, and Real Sociedad who were on the down-slide even before Moyes was appointed.

His most memorable and most successful job yet was at Everton, where he spent 11 years, winning 216 out of 513 games, losing just 159.

11f81b56aa070cca98913f85c302d844 Moyes in charge of  Everton. (Image source: TheEvertonForum)
David Moyes’ managerial career so far
Team Joined Left Games Won Lost Win %
Preston 12 Jan 1998 14 March 2002 234 113 63 48.29
Everton 14 March 2002 1 July 2013 513 216 159 42.11
Man United 1 July 2013 22 April 2014 51 27 15 52.94
Real Sociedad 10 November 2014 9 November 2015 42 12 15 28.57
Total 840 368 252 43.8
Table image courtesy of BBC Sport.

Always first choice manager.

Sunderland chairman Ellis Short said Moyes was “by far and away first choice” to take control of the Black Cats and that he had tried to recruit him several times before. “He is a man whose football pedigree speaks for itself and is someone I have long admired,” said Short. “I have spoken with him on many occasions and I have always been hugely impressed.”He was my number one managerial target for the last five appointments, but his desire to honour existing contracts meant we were not able to bring him to Sunderland previously. To be able to finally welcome him as our manager is fantastic news for the club.”

Career Highlights.

Moyes started his managerial career at Preston North End before moving onto Everton, where he was voted LMA Manager of the Year three times during an 11-year spell. Sir Alex Ferguson chose his fellow Scot to be the new Manchester United boss and his successor when he retired after 26 years in charge at Old Trafford.

Moyes’ desire to do well with Black Cats.

Moyes is clearly happy with being appointed as the new manager of Sunderland and stated so in his first interview. “I am delighted to have joined Sunderland. I am relishing the challenge and excited by the opportunity.”

“I have taken over a big British club with a great support and I’m looking forward to working in the Premier League again.”

Sunderland will hope for Moyes to be a long-term plan and not suffer the same fate as many of the previous managers  have done. The 53-year-old will be the fourth manager in less than three years and will be attending the Black Cats second pre-season game today, but only overseeing in the stands.