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Sunderland sign Manquillo

Sunderland AFC have completed a deal to sign Atletico Madrid full-back Javier Manquillo.

The 22-year-old Spaniard becomes David Moyes’ fifth signing of the summer after joining from the Spanish giants.

The agreement is a season-long loan initially, which includes an option for Sunderland to make the move a permanent four-year deal after the completion of the loan.

Javier Manquillo.

Moyes: 'Sam did a great job in his six months here'

The new Sunderland boss David Moyes has praised the former manager Sam Allardyce.

He said 'Big Sam' had earned his stripes that meant he was an ideal candidate for the England job, and his achievement in keeping the team up last season was 'exceptional'.

Talking to the press for the first time, he said there is a 'terrible record' though at the club for the number of managers who have been at the helm in recent years.


Moyes in quotes from his first SAFC conference

Moyes: 'Hopefully I'm here for four years'

Sports Correspondent Simon O'Rourke is at the David Moyes press conference. Follow him on Twitter @sorourkeITV


Moyes arrives for first SAFC press conference

David Moyes is holding his first press conference as Sunderland manager. He has just returned, with his team, from a pre-season tour of Switzerland and France. He is speaking to the press before flying out to take on German side Borussia Dortmund on Friday.

Who is David Moyes? A few things you need to know about the new Sunderland boss

David Moyes in the stands during the UEFA Euro 2016 Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Archive/Press Association Images

David Moyes

  • The 53-year-old Scot has vast experience of the Premier League and earned plaudits for his work during an 11-year stint as Everton manager.
  • In 2013, Moyes was the 'chosen one' for the unenviable task of succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. But with the reigning champions sitting seventh in the league, he was shown the exit door at Old Trafford after just 10 months in charge.
  • In a bid to restore his managerial reputation, Moyes went to La Liga with Real Sociedad. However, his tenure in Spain lasted just over a year and he's been out of work since November 2015.

Sunderland announce pre-season friendlies in France

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Sunderland have announced they're going to travel to France next month as preparations for the 2016-17 Premier League season get underway.

The Black Cats will be based in the south-eastern region of the country for seven days, and have three friendly games scheduled during their stay.

The week-long trip begins with:

  • A game against FC Stade Nyonnais on Monday 25 July
  • Sam Allardyce’s side will then face Dijon FCO on Wednesday 27 July
  • The tour is capped off with a fixture against Montpellier HSC, on Saturday 30 July.

The games are being played at neutral venues and not at the home stadiums of teams involved.

Stadium and ticket details will be confirmed as soon as possible - find out more here

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