It Is Too Soon To Commit My Future To Sunderland – David Moyes

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Relegated Sunderland manager David Moyes said it was “too soon” for him to commit to the club for next season, following their relegation from the Premier League.

The Black Cats’ 10-season spell in the top flight ended when they lost 1-0 at home to Bournemouth on Saturday and Hull City drew 0-0 at Southampton.

Moyes, who took charge at Sunderland in July last year, has faced calls from supporters to step down.

“I think it’s a question for two or three weeks’ time,” said the Scot.

“I think we all need to reflect and look at everything from top to bottom.”

“I feel for the supporters because they’re the people who pay their hard-earned cash to come and watch and we’ve not given them enough this season,” said the former Everton and Manchester United manager.

“I’ve had 400-odd games in the Premier League and I’ve got an idea of what a good squad looks like.

“My feeling at the start of the season was it was going to be a hard graft, and I’d rather be up front with people than tell them something different.”

This is the first time Moyes has been relegated as a manager, and he warned fans just two games into the the season that he thought they would struggle.

Chairman Ellis Short, who has been trying to sell the club, apologised to Sunderland fans, and admitted mistakes had been made.

Since Short bought the club in 2009 – he became chairman in 2011 – the Black Cats have had seven full-time managers, but have faced the threat of relegation in almost every season.

“We need to improve both on and off the field, and despite the bitter disappointment there is a strong determination to do so throughout the club,” said the American.

“There is significant work to be done over the summer and when the season is concluded, we intend to share our plans to move forward with our supporters.”

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