BBC report that Sunderland manager David Moyes has resigned following the club's relegation from the Premier League. Moyes, 54, informed chairman Ellis Short of his decision to step down at a meeting in London on Monday.

Former Everton and Manchester United boss Moyes took charge in July last year, after Sam Allardyce left to become England manager. Sunderland finished bottom of the table this season with 24 points, having won only six games.

"I pursued the services of David Moyes for a considerable period prior to his appointment last summer, which makes the announcement of his departure difficult for everyone concerned," said owner Short.

He said that Moyes was not taking compensation for his departure, calling it a "testament to his character".

The Scot had faced calls from Sunderland fans to quit and initially said it was "too soon" to commit to the club following relegation.

However, earlier this month he suggested he would stay with the club in the Championship next season, saying: "I know what needs to be done to get back in the Premier League."

This is the first time Moyes has been relegated as a manager, having warned supporters just two games into the season that his squad would struggle.


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Kristian Boyce
1 Posted 22/05/2017 at 17:08:31
The fall of Moyes continues, just resigned at Sunderland.
Eugene Ruane
2 Posted 22/05/2017 at 17:35:22
Kristian, Moyes apparently already had a job lined up.

He'll actually be in Japan, boss of the world's first robot side.

Here's their striker Link

Ray Roche
3 Posted 22/05/2017 at 17:47:56
Behave yourself Eugene, that's Brett Angel.
Ste Traverse
4 Posted 22/05/2017 at 18:12:23
Well the shithouse has done a runner from Sunderland.

Given his arrogance and huge ego, he probably thinks he's too good for the Championship and can get another Premier League job.

Third failure on the spin though now. Career completely in tatters.

Moyes is finished as a top flight manager.

Brent Stephens
5 Posted 22/05/2017 at 18:19:02
Moyes doesn't resign from Sunderland - "does the man have no shame?"

Moyes does resign - "the shithouse has done a runner".

But I'll go with the latter!

Phil Walling
6 Posted 22/05/2017 at 18:23:18
Perhaps Moyes has resigned without pay-off because Bill has tipped him off that Koeman is on his way. Stranger things have happened!
Will Mabon
7 Posted 22/05/2017 at 18:37:18
He's got red hair,
But we don't care,
Davy, Davy Moyes...
Tom Bowers
8 Posted 22/05/2017 at 19:14:43
How did we have to suffer 11 years with him and Man Utd, Sociedad and Sunderland only get one?

What a flop he is and it's a shame that many good men in an assistant capacity never get an opportunity to be a manager at the top level.

I hope his next job is only available in the 3rd tier of the Moldova league.

Kunal Desai
9 Posted 22/05/2017 at 19:26:41
Didn't he have that issue with the reporter still to be sorted out? I wonder if that still has something to do with the decision he's made, Sunderland not wanting to look poor in all this.

Either way he's a nothing manager now. Wouldn't get employed as a PE teacher now.

Eddie Dunn
10 Posted 22/05/2017 at 19:44:13
He probably never needs to work again though!
Clive Rogers
11 Posted 22/05/2017 at 19:46:44
How the hell did Kenwright manage to keep his job after appointing two dreadful Championship managers giving us 14 years of rubbish.
Brent Stephens
12 Posted 22/05/2017 at 19:47:33
Eddie, when did he last "work" in any successful way?!
Brian Williams
13 Posted 22/05/2017 at 19:49:14
Well he WAS/is the chairman, Clive, so who was there to sack him???
Clive Rogers
14 Posted 22/05/2017 at 20:17:16
Brian,
He should have gone when Moshiri took over, but staying on must have been a condition of selling his shares. He has still never given the club a single penny.
Brian Williams
15 Posted 23/05/2017 at 09:20:16
What made me laugh about the Moyes resigning story is that the owner stated that Moyes had "left without taking or seeking any compensation, and went on to say "that's the sort of man he is."
Tells us one of two things.
1) Moyes didn't resign, he was sacked.
2) The owner doesn't really know how this resigning lark works!
Denis Richardson
16 Posted 23/05/2017 at 09:30:02
Agreed Brian - I found that a bit odd too. If someone resigns, they're usually not entitled to any sort of pay off. Can't imagine the chairman wouldn't have been briefed on the finer details of Davey's contract so presume he was turfed out and told not to be cheeky and ask for comp given the shower he delivered during the season.

Wasn't it after just a week into his role he said 'we're in a relegation fight' - this being in October! David 'Mr Motivator' Moyes stokes again. Off to Patrick Thistle.

Denis Richardson
17 Posted 23/05/2017 at 09:30:02
Agreed Brian - I found that a bit odd too. If someone resigns, they're usually not entitled to any sort of pay off. Can't imagine the chairman wouldn't have been briefed on the finer details of Davey's contract so presume he was turfed out and told not to be cheeky and ask for comp given the shower he delivered during the season.

Wasn't it after just a week into his role he said 'we're in a relegation fight' - this being in October! David 'Mr Motivator' Moyes stokes again. Off to Patrick Thistle.

David Ellis
18 Posted 24/05/2017 at 10:19:42
Denis – it was August I think!

Having said that the fact is he did a good job with us for many years... maybe not for all 11 years but for many of them. I was not surprised he failed at Man Utd and in Spain, but I thought he would do better for Sunderland. He had a poor squad but didn't get the best out of them.

Clearly there is no money so he needs to look elsewhere to re-habilitate himself. Palace have an opening, but he must be unlikely to get that job now.

Sam Hoare
19 Posted 24/05/2017 at 10:28:44
Thought he'd be an excellent fit for Sunderland. Seems his attempts to lower expectations just ended up lowering confidence. His stock has certainly fallen considerably now since his Everton exit. Reckon he might get one more crack at the Premier League before he joins the Championship merry-go-round.
Peter Barry
20 Posted 24/05/2017 at 10:40:55
Dour, dire, deceitful, defeatist, depressing Davey fails yet again.
Trevor Powell
21 Posted 24/05/2017 at 19:43:32
Lay off Brett Angell, Ray #3.

Okay, he was totally out of his depth but I went to an event to promote Neville Southall's book. In the questions time, one fan asked who was the worst player he had played with. It must have been Brett Angell!

Big Nev gave him short thrift, recognised his limited talent but praised him to the stars as a real trier with a great attitude. There were players at EFC who were a lot worse because of their attitude!

So... no more baiting Brett Angell's name, please!

Chris Williams
22 Posted 24/05/2017 at 20:02:31
I saw Bret Angell score his goal. I can't recall who it was against but I remember the fans rejoicing for him and the players mobbing him.

Dave will remember!

Stephen Ashton
23 Posted 25/05/2017 at 21:48:05
If I remember it was against Chelsea from about a foot.

I saw him in a playoff final against Cheltenham he was playing for Rushden and Diamonds. He was still not good even at that level. He just looked really gormless.

Wonder where he is now.

Paul Windrum
24 Posted 28/05/2017 at 20:52:27
Eugene #2 - priceless!
Dan Egerton
25 Posted 29/05/2017 at 12:17:10
"How did we have to suffer 11 years with him and Man Utd, Sociedad and Sunderland only get one?"

He should have gone in 2009, when he failed to win the FA Cup final against Chelsea, not to mention that infamous game vs Liverpool where he sent out our B Team to get flogged.

Oh well... wherever he goes, and whichever team he manages, with Moyes as coach, that team will be taking a knife to a gunfight. ;)

Dan Egerton
26 Posted 29/05/2017 at 12:20:08
The Telegraph saying he had arguments with players and staff:

David Moyes resigns as Sunderland manager after furious clashes with players and staff

Rick Pattinson
28 Posted 29/05/2017 at 12:26:25
He steadied our ship, got us into Europe, but then fucked off... we owe him just a little praise!!
Laurie Hartley
29 Posted 29/05/2017 at 13:04:41
And the last Everton manager to win a derby was...

I didn't like the way he left but take no pleasure in his demise.

Dave Abrahams
30 Posted 29/05/2017 at 13:08:09
Chris (#22) I thought Brett Angell's only goal came in a 6-2 home game, couldn't remember the team.

I checked up, Brett made his debut in the 6-2 game; it was versus Swindon Town. His only goal came against Chelsea, as Stephen Ashton (#23) points out.

What surprises me is that Howard Kendall took Brett on loan before he signed him!!!

Ray Roche
31 Posted 29/05/2017 at 13:12:37
Trevor Powell (#21),

Trevor, Brett Angell's name is only used in a humorous, not a nasty way. I have read before that he is a nice guy and is more than capable of laughing at his own shortcomings. But he would be the first to admit that he was way out of his depth at Everton.

But, do you know what? He got the chance to wear the shirt which is more than a lot of us can say. He was, sort of, an English Stracqualursi, a trier who the fans took to but not exactly a legend!

His goal was against Chelsea.

John Daley
32 Posted 29/05/2017 at 13:17:55
"He was, sort of, an English Stracqualursi"

Surely, Stracqualursi was an Argentinian Angell?

Ray Roche
33 Posted 29/05/2017 at 13:23:04
John, I shall bow to your superior knowledge!
Phil Walling
34 Posted 29/05/2017 at 13:52:34
And Angell was a Marlborough-born Bernie Wright!
David Currie
35 Posted 30/05/2017 at 21:42:44
Moyes has gone downhill since leaving us. Not got a positive enough personality to do well, his signings of ex EFC players were of a man that was lazy in the finding of new talent.
Andrew McKenzie
36 Posted 31/05/2017 at 03:01:20
Stephen Ashton (#23),

Also anyone else wondering what happened to Brett Angell.

He's out here in New Zealand; at one stage, he was I think Assistant Coach of one of our National Women's age-group teams, but lately has been coaching the Hawkes Bay franchise in our national men's league.

Not sure what we did to deserve that. It's hard enough being a Blue out here as it is...

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