David Moyes resigns as Sunderland manager after their relegation to Championship

Sunderland have announced that David Moyes has decided to walk away from his role in the dugout with immediate effect.

The 54-year-old said: “I would like to thank Ellis Short and the Board for giving me the opportunity to manage Sunderland and the fans for always being so passionately supportive of their club.

“I wish the players and my successor well in their efforts towards promotion back to the Premier League.”

During Moyes’s time in the North-East, Sunderland never placed higher than 16th place in the standings, with the club sitting in the relegation zone since September.

The Scot leaves with a record of eight wins and 28 defeats from his 43 games in charge.