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Moyes was hired to take charge of Sun-
derland as Sam Allardyce s successor
yesterday, returning to Premier League
management two years after being
fired by Manchester United.
Moyes signed a four-year contract
less than 24 hours after Sunderland
announced Allardyce s departure to
become England manager. Allardyce
secured Sunderland s Premier League
status after inheriting a struggling team
last October but the northeast club does-
n t want to be in regular relegation bat-
"It is our aim to become a better,
stronger and more stable football club,"
Sunderland chairman Ellis Short said.
"With a manager of David s caliber and
experience at the helm, we have a fan-
tastic opportunity to begin looking
upwards, rather than downwards every
season." The 53-year-old Moyes has a
managerial career to rebuild at Sunder-
land after three disappointing years.
The Scot s relative success at Everton
from 2002-13 earned him the high-pro-
file job at United after Alex Ferguson s
retirement. But Moyes was fired 10
months into a six-year contract after
missing out on Champions League qual-
Moyes next headed to Spain but he
was dismissed by Real Sociedad last
November after a poor start to the sea-
son. Now Moyes is hoping for another
period of stability in his dugout at Sun-
"I have taken over a big British club,
with a great support and I m looking
forward to working in the Premier
League again," Moyes said. "I look for-
ward to continuing the good work done
Sunderland said it had been pursuing
Moyes for almost five years.
"I have spoken with him on many
occasions and I have always been hugely
impressed," Short said. "He was my
number one managerial target for the
last five appointments, but his desire to
honor existing contracts meant we were
not able to bring him to Sunderland
New England manager
Sam Allardyce wants to
harness the "bitter expe-
rience" of Euro 2016 to
motivate his players on the
road to the 2018 World
Allardyce was confirmed
as Roy Hodgson s successor
on Friday after compensa-
tion was agreed with Sun-
derland and he will go to
work immediately on pick-
ing up the pieces of the
humiliating last-16 exit.
Hodgson s England won just one of
their four matches in France and hit a
new nadir in their knockout defeat to
Iceland, but 61-year-old Allardyce has
vowed to bring a sense of pride back to
both the team and the fan-base.
And he wants this summer s disap-
pointment to provide the fuel.
"I think first and foremost it s about
regaining, perhaps, a bit of confidence
they have lost after the Euros," he said
in an in-house interview with FATV.
"Let s get started from day one. Let s
put that to bed, let s start delivering,
gain from the experience that you gained
at the Euros. "It s a very
bitter experience as we all
know but that inner
drive...players should keep,
they should hold it and use
it as a positive, say we
don t want to experience
that again .
"We going to get into the
qualifiers, try to qualify for
the World Cup and when
we go next time we re bet-
ter prepared, I think men-
tally, to succeed."
Allardyce, who has penned an initial
two-year deal and has been tasked by
the Football Association with helping
create a strong national identity through-
out the age-group sides, also outlined
his best attributes for the job.
As well as creating a strong personal
bond with his players, Allardyce signalled
his intention to surround himself with
a backroom team of experts.
No news has yet materialised about
any appointments to work alongside the
manager, but the recruitment of expertise
is an area he prides himself on.
Asked what he would bring to the
job, he said: "Man-management, I think.
Allardyce: Draw on Euro 2016 woe
new English football
In this Saturday,
March 29, 2014
his team's 4-1 win
Villa in their
match at Old
England. AP PHOTO
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