Category: David Moyes

Moyes accuses Sunderland of broken promises

London (AFP) – David Moyes admits he might not have taken the Sunderland job if he had known the Premier League strugglers had so little money and would be put up for sale. Moyes took charge at Sunderland in July after Sam Allardyce was appointed England manager, but the Scot now claims he was lured to the Stadium of Light under false pretences. The former Manchester United boss says Sunderland’s American owner Ellis Short didn’t make it clear he wanted to sell up and has also gone back on his promise to get Moyes fresh blood in the transfer market. ... Read more

Sunderland boss Moyes gets touchline ban

London (AFP) – Sunderland manager David Moyes will serve a one-match touchline ban when his struggling side travel to Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday after he admitted to a Football Association misconduct charge on Tuesday. Moyes was ordered off the touchline during Wednesday’s 1-0 League Cup fourth-round loss away to Southampton. The former Everton and Manchester United manager was sent to the stands after complaining about a decision by referee Chris Kavanagh not to award a late penalty when Maya Yoshida appeared to trip Victor Anichebe in the box. Scottish boss Moyes said afterwards he had had been ... Read more

Sunderland boss Moyes hit with misconduct charge

London (AFP) – Sunderland manager David Moyes was charged by England’s governing Football Association with misconduct on Thursday after being ordered off the touchline during Wednesday’s 1-0 League Cup fourth-round loss away to Southampton. Former Everton and Manchester United manager Moyes was sent to the stands after complaining about a decision by referee Chris Kavanagh not to award a late penalty after Maya Yoshida appeared to trip Victor Anichebe in the box. Scottish boss Moyes said afterwards he had had been dismissed for swearing at fourth official James Adcock. “David Moyes has been charged with misconduct by the FA in ... Read more

Sunderland boss David Moyes relishes return

London (AFP) – Sunderland boss David Moyes insists he has been revitalised by his spell out of management as he looks to bring stability to the Stadium of Light. Moyes had been out of work for eight months after being sacked by Real Sociedad last November, but the former Manchester United and Everton manager feels reinvigorated after returning to the Premier League. The 53-year-old Scot was hired last month to replace Sam Allardyce, who left Sunderland to take the England job, and on Monday he held his first press conference in his new role. Moyes’ reputation was tarnished by his ... Read more

Sunderland appoint ‘first choice’ Moyes as manager

London (AFP) – Sunderland have appointed former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes to replace Sam Allardyce as boss at the Stadium of Light, the perennial Premier League strugglers said on Saturday. Moyes — the northeast England club’s ninth permanent boss in less than eight years — signed a four-year contract with the Black Cats and was chairman Ellis Short’s “first choice” to take over after Allardyce was named the new England manager this week. Moyes, 53, who was sacked from Old Trafford in the immediate post-Alex Ferguson era and then had an unsuccessful stint in Spain with Real ... Read more

A return to Celtic may be David Moyes’ next best path in management

“I’m going to wait until the summer time and make a decision in the summer time,” David Moyes recently told Sky Sports. The former Preston North End, Everton, Manchester United and Real Sociedad manager was addressing the issue of the impending opening at Celtic. Moyes noted that there are a lot of teams that will “interest” him. Come the end of the season, he could have his pick of Aston Villa, Celtic and his old club Everton. After his stints at Manchester United and Real Sociedad ended in less than glorious circumstances, it’s only natural that Moyes studies any potential ... Read more

David Moyes: Louis van Gaal needs more time at Manchester United

Photo credit: AFP. Former Manchester United manager David Moyes believes the Premier League club should stand by under-pressure manager Louis van Gaal. The Dutchman, 64, has faced weeks of speculation as United slipped to sixth in the Premier League table after limping out of the Champions League in the group phase. Moyes took over from Alex Ferguson in 2013 but was dismissed after just 10 months with Van Gaal succeeding him in May 2014. And the 52-year-old believes dismissing Van Gaal 18 months into his reign would be a step in the wrong direction. “What Manchester United stand for is ... Read more

David Moyes is tailor-made for MLS and would be a great fit for US Soccer

David Moyes sacking from Real Sociedad creates a unique opportunity for several Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs to bring in a high level manager from abroad, one who understands the American game and player more than most. The former Everton boss has spent more time in the United States and around American players than just about any other European-based manager. While Moyes would be a good hire for just about any club in England or his native Scotland, he’s proven all he can in the United Kingdom. Unless he relishes a relegation fight with a Sunderland-like club or the media ... Read more