Sunderland are beginning to put plans in place for their return to the Sky Bet Championship, with David Moyes confirming he will remain the club’s manager, reports Sky Sports.
Moyes’ side were relegated from the Premier League last weekend, following their 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth.
It will be the first time that the Black Cats have competed in the second-tier since 2007, but after a disappointing 2016/17 campaign, there is serious doubt over their promotion chances in a competitive Championship.
Moyes confirmed he would honour his four-year contract with Sunderland, and also provided a brief update on two of Sunderland’s key players, Jordan Pickford and Jermaine Defoe, who could both leave the Stadium of Light during the summer transfer window.
The 54-year old was positive over the future of Pickford, but conceded Defoe could be on the move, he said: “Jordan Pickford is under contract.
“Jermaine has a clause in his contract so it’s possible (he will leave this summer).”
Moyes’ side have picked up just five victories all season, and are seven-points adrift at the foot of the Premier League table, with just four fixtures of the campaign remaining.
Sunderland fans… What do you make of this announcement? Is Moyes the man to lead your club back to the Premier League? Let us know in the comments!