After one season, Scotsman David Moyes
resigned as manager of EPL club Sunderland. The move followed the Black Cats' relegation after 10 years in the EPL and likely marks the end of Moyes'
managerial career in England's top flight, a remarkable fall for Sir Alex Ferguson
's hand-picked successor at Manchester United just four years ago.
Moyes, 54, stepped down after
meeting with Sunderland's American chairman, Ellis Short
, in London on Monday and agreed to not seek compensation, according to Short.
"I pursued the services of David Moyes for a
considerable period prior to his appointment last summer, which makes the announcement of his departure difficult for everyone concerned," said Short.
Moyes was named the Sunderland
manager after Sam Allardyce
left for his short-lived post as England coach. The Black Cats have struggled to stay up before, but they hit rock bottom this season, finishing in the basement with
just 24 points and six wins in 38 games.
Moyes made a name for himself in 11 seasons at Everton but lasted just 10 months into a six-year deal at Manchester United, the shortest
managerial stint in United history. He then moved to Real Sociedad in Spain, where he spent 18 months.
Moyes came on for heavy criticism on Sunday when he confirmed that a Sunderland
player, John Pickford
, played a ball out of bounds in the first half so longtime Chelsea star John Terry
, who is leaving the Blues, could go off the field to an ovation from the Stamford
Bridge in the 26th minute in honor of Terry's No. 26.
It's not believed that Sunderland's actions in the 5-1 loss at Chelsea had anything to do with Moyes' exit, which was expected for many