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Moyes excited about 'continuing' Big Sam's 'good work'

Moyes is excited about his return to the Premier League with Sunderland. Credit: PA

David Moyes is relishing the chance to succeed new England manager Sam Allardyce at Sunderland and return to the Premier League.

Allardyce was confirmed as Roy Hodgson's successor with the national team on Friday, leaving a Premier League vacancy at the Stadium of Light.

A statement published on Sunderland's official website on Saturday morning revealed former Manchester United manager Moyes, 53, has arrived on Wearside on a four-year contract.

Moyes said on www.safc.com:

I am delighted to have joined Sunderland. 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.

– Sunderland manager David Moyes

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Former Man Utd boss: 'It's worst Premier League ever'

Moyes hasn't been impressed by the Premier League this season. Credit: PA

Former Man United and Everton manager David Moyes believes we may just be witnessing the worst Premier League ever.

The Scottish manager took over at Real Sociedad in the summer after a disappointing spell at Man United was brought to a premature end by the club's directors after nine months.

Speaking to BT Sport, the 51 year-old said:

From my opinion, I think it's as poor a Premier League as I've seen, maybe since the start of the Premier League.

When you think of the great players who have graced the Premier League and the teams, I look at this year and I don't see that. I see good teams, very good teams and some great players, but I just don't see the competition the way it was in years gone by.

– Real Sociedad manager David Moyes

Former Man Utd boss will attract British players to La Liga - Loren

Moyes has done well in Spain. Credit: PA

Real Sociedad sporting director Loren believes having David Moyes as manager will help attract British players to the La Liga club.

The former Manchester United boss has led Real Sociedad away from the relegation zone and into ninth in the standings with 10 games of the season remaining.

Sociedad will look to bolster their squad in the summer and have been linked with the likes of Burnley striker Danny Ings. Loren says Moyes will attract such players from England.

"It's difficult to bring players from England, unless you have something that can attract the players," Loren said.

"With Moyes here, the task of bringing players from there (England) can be made easier."

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Moyes hails Sociedad attitude after late win

Real Sociedad boss David Moyes has praised his side's fighting spirit after they completed a last-minute 4-3 win over Sevilla at the weekend.

Xabi Prieto settled the seven-goal thriller in injury-time, as Moyes picked up his fourth victory since taking over in November.

David Moyes likes his side's attitude. Credit: PA

"My players have beaten Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico and now Sevilla," Moyes told his club's official website. "This proves that my players have something special.

"It also proves that they have a great fighting spirit.

"They played a fantastic game and we can only be delighted with the work they have done.

"We have been superior to our rivals and we deserved the victory."

Moyes eats crisps with fan after being sent to stands

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David Moyes was sent off as Real Sociedad crashed out of the Copa del Rey following a 2-2 home draw against Villarreal.

Moyes, unhappy that a number of decisions had gone against his team, argued with referee Carlos Carballo Velasco with nine minutes to go and was ordered to the stands after gesturing that the official needed glasses.

The former Manchester United manager took a seat high in the stands at the Anoeta and smiled as he accepted the offer of a crisp from one of the home supporters.

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