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Premier League news: David Moyes nearing the sack at Sunderland

Sourav Saha
427   //    02 Nov 2016, 16:17 IST
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29:  Sunderland manager David Moyes reacts during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at Stadium of Light on October 29, 2016 in Sunderland, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The Premier League’s bottom-placed side, Sunderland are considering sacking David Moyes after a disastrous start to their season. The Wearsiders recently made an unwanted record of the side to make the worst start ever to a Premier League campaign and have been at the receiving end of 8 defeats from 10 games.

The patience of the owner Ellis Short has now reached a nadir. The Black Cats succumbed to a 4-1 defeat to Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on Saturday and to make matters worse, Moyes has been handed a one-match touchline ban.

Moyes was charged with misconduct and a fine of £8,000 fine has also been imposed. The incident happened after the referee turned down a Sunderland penalty appeal. Sunderland travels to Bournemouth this weekend and reports in the British media have indicated that the onus is on the team to win if they are to prevent their boss from being sacked.

Unhappy Moyes

Moyes was appointed only in July after Sam Allardyce left for the position of the England manager. However, Moyes believes that he hasn’t received the backing of the owner in the transfer market and the inability to strengthen the squad in the summer is responsible for the current run of results.

Sunderland missed out on the likes of Ryan Mason, Vicente Iborra and Begovic for a variety of reasons. When quizzed about the performances this season Moyes was heard stating, “I don’t feel good about it but you’ve got to take it. Sunday gets a wee bit better but not much and hopefully by the time Monday morning comes, you are ready to go again. You’ve got it out of the system and you are up and running again. And I’ll do that again on Monday.”

Moyes took up the position with Sunderland after he had received “guarantees” from the owner to strengthen the squad. Moyes was appointed on a 4-year contract and was forewarned by the earlier manager, Sam Allardyce about the condition of the club.

The Scottish coach though has been known to turn things around and his previous work with Preston and Everton has won him a lot of admirers, which led to his current appointment. Sunderland has been involved in relegation battles for the past three season and is already embroiled in another one this season.

However, the sacking of the Scot may not be the way forward for the club.

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