Is Moyes The Right Man For Sunderland?

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Updated: August 2, 2016

Not long after taking the reigns of Allardyce at Sunderland, Moyes and just about everyone else realise that he has a big job on his hands to save Sunderland as it has been an uphill battle for survival since they got into the Premier League in 2007. Moyes though is one of the more experienced Premier League manager out of all the former Sunderland bosses. His indication that Marouane Fellaini would be an unrealistic signing shows Moyes’s pessimism from the start.

Moyes isn’t unfamiliar with fighting relegation having arrived at Everton one point above the relegation zone. A good run of form helped Everton claim their spot in the top flight for the following season. After saving Everton, he brought them to another level helping them finish in 4th spot in 2005. His recruitments including a fair mixture of English players and foreign internationals weighed for an evenly balanced and competitive side. His success earned him the top job in English football, replacing Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United, where his reputation started to become a bit damaged. Not used to having to win every game and playing so called “negative” football, United fans became agitated and had the feeling they were underperforming, Moyes lasted 10 months before getting the sack after qualifying for the Champions League was made impossible. His spell in Spain at Real Sociedad a year after that was similar to that at Manchester United, although not seen as a side competing for the title, the Spanish could warm to Moyes’s “negative” style of play even when he managed to beat Barcelona 1-0, there were still heavy critics comparing his time to Manchester United claiming he couldn’t take a team to the top.

David Moyes With Xavi

So what does all this mean for Sunderland fans? Guaranteed safety? Or Fellaini will definitely go if David Moyes has his way? It could be an option to accompany Defoe up front. Sunderland need to spend wisely and more importantly improve their squad. The Allardyce issue hasn’t helped a lot but now the Scotsman is in place, they need to start buying quickly and most probably buy one player for each position throughout the spine of the team to give themselves a good chance at staying up.

Do you think David Moyes can guide Sunderland to safety or even better than that?


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