What Next For David Moyes?

David Moyes has left his position as manager of Sunderland. The Scotsman leaves with his reputation badly damaged, after Sunderland’s relegation to the Sky Bet Championship.

Sunderland’s next managerial appointment is a huge one. The club must hire a manager capable of gaining promotion at the first time of asking. It may be a blessing in disguise for Sunderland fans, as it has been made clear that Moyes was not capable of turning the clubs’ fortunes around. David Moyes’ stock has fallen since his time at Manchester United, it be a big challenge to regain the kind of reputation he held when in charge of Everton.

Many will point to the fact that Moyes was not aware of the full extent of Sunderland’s troubles. That may be the case, but there is no escaping the fact that Moyes failed miserably this season. With the game constantly moving forward it appears that David Moyes has fallen behind. A manager once regarded as the only possible successor to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, Moyes is now at the other end of the spectrum. Football is always changing, David Moyes is not the only one to be left behind by its development. There is a way back for Moyes, he is by no means finished, Moyes must study, travel abroad and take note of the different styles in the game today.

When Moyes first arrived at the Stadium of Light, it was thought that Sunderland would not have to endure yet another relegation battle this season. in one sense that has been the case, as for majority of the season they were cut adrift at the bottom. In previous seasons Sunderland showed a fight and a determination to get themselves out of a mess, this time around there was very little if any fight shown, harsh but true.

Some might say that the Manchester United job came too soon for David Moyes, others will say he was not given enough time at the club. Whatever the opinion, it is clear Moyes is now at a crossroads after his latest unsuccessful reign at a club. After the disappointment of Manchester United, Moyes was appointed Real Sociedad manager. Moyes tried to bring a Britishness to La Liga, it is something that simply did not work and will not work in the future. Moyes won just 12 of his 42 games at the Spanish club, he was sacked after a poor start to the 2015/16 season.

There is no doubting the superb job Moyes did at Everton, and nobody can question that. However the series of failures after Everton, will unfortunately be what Moyes will be remembered for most, that is if he does not have another successful reign elsewhere. What the future holds for David Moyes remains to be seen. For now though he needs to reflect on what has happened and where to go from here.

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