Former Sunderland boss David Moyes said that taking the job at the Stadium of Light was a “poor decision”, according to the Northern Echo.

Earlier in the week Moyes was appointed as the new West Ham manager after Slaven Billic’s departure.

Moyes took over the Wearside team with Sunderland in July 2016 but ten months later, following a series of clashes with players and staff, the Scotsman resigned from his position at the Stadium of Light.

During Moyes’ time on Wearside, his deflated mood and negative attitudes drustrated supporters, eventually leading to the end of a ten-year tenure in the Premier League for the Club.

Sunderland currently look for a new manager after Simon Grayson’s departure last week.

Speaking to the Media following his appointment at West Ham, Moyes said: “For me I didn’t do enough due diligence on Sunderland. Preston was very good then everyone knows about Everton.

“I got the chance at Manchester United which is well documented. I had a great time in Spain (with Real Sociedad). I came back and made a poor choice in the club I chose (Sunderland).

“I think I do have a point to prove, yes. Sometimes you have to repair things and maybe I’ve a little bit to repair.”

Since Moyes’ successful tenure on Merseyside with Everton, he has gone on to manage Manchester United, Real Sociedad and then Sunderland. But Moyes now returns to the Premier League with West Ham sitting in the relegation zone after eleven matches, however he is confident that he can turn the Club’s fortunes around.

“I am here and I am on a mission in my own head. If the players step out of line they won’t play. If you don’t run you won’t play. If you’re not fit enough you don’t play.” he said.

“This is what I do, ultimately. I want to be good at it and the only way I can is to have good players. I believe we have good players and all they need is a bit of confidence, self-belief, one or two tweaks in organisation and I’m confident we can get a good team.”


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