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Moyes appointed Sunderland manager

23 Jul 2016
David Moyes appointed Sunderland manager

Former Everton and Man Utd manager replaces Sam Allardyce, who took England job

Sunderland have appointed David Moyes as their new manager on a four-year contract. 

The former Everton and Manchester United manager replaces Sam Allardyce, who was announced as the coach of England's national team on Friday. 

Moyes comes in after Sunderland secured their Premier League safety under Allardyce's guidance last season, and his first match will be against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City at 5:30pm BST on Saturday 13 August. 

“I am delighted to have joined Sunderland," Moyes told safc.com. "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.  

“I look forward to continuing the good work done by Sam."

Moyes has taken charge of 461 Premier League matches so far, a figure only surpassed by Allardyce (467) and three other managers in the competition's history. 

Most Premier League matches as manager

Manager P W D L GF GA Win %
Alex Ferguson 810 528 168 114 1627 703 65.2
Arsene Wenger 752 434 187 131 1410 712 57.7
Harry Redknapp 641 236 167 238 818 846 36.8
Sam Allardyce 467 157 129 181 557 637 33.6
David Moyes 461 190 129 142 624 543 41.2
Steve Bruce 392 110 109 173 402 515 28.1
Mark Hughes 384 139 103 142 488 502 36.2
Martin O'Neill 359 130 115 114 474 447 36.2
Alan Curbishley 328 108 85 135 381 472 32.9
Joe Kinnear 302 97 92 113 369 436 32.1


He took over at Everton in 2002 and enjoyed 11 successful years at Goodison Park, leading the Toffees to fourth place and UEFA Champions League qualification in 2004/05, as well as regular top eight finishes. 

As a result he replaced Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager in the summer of 2013, helping the Red Devils to the Champions League quarter-finals and seventh in the table before departing in April 2014. He then went on to Real Sociedad in November 2014 and spent a year at the Spanish club. 

Moyes won 10 Premier League Manager of the Month awards and the League Managers' Assocation Manager of the Season on three occasions in his 12 years in England's top-flight prior to his appointment at Sunderland. 

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