Sunderland have confirmed the appointment of David Moyes as the new manager of the Black Cats.
The former Manchester United and Everton manager has signed a four-year deal a day after the Football Association announced Sam Allardyce would be the new England manager.
The 53-year-old has not been in management position since being sacked by Real Sociedad in November and revealed that he is delighted to have signed for a Premier League club.
‘I am delighted to have joined Sunderland. I am relishing the challenge and excited by the opportunity,’ Moyes told the Sunderland website.
‘I have taken over a big British club, with a great support and I’m looking forward to working in the Premier League again.
‘I look forward to continuing the good work done by Sam.’
Moyes began his managerial career at Preston North End in 1998 before his 11 years stint at Everton.
The Scotsman led the Toffees to eight top-half Premier League finishes in 10 seasons as manager before taking over as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at Old Trafford in 2013.
With the departure of former manager Allardyce, Sunderland have moved swiftly yo sign Moyes as his replacement.
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