Flurry of late summer transfer activity at Sunderland

Prior to David Moyes’ appointment as manager of Sunderland on 23 July the club had not made a single signing during this summer, with several players having left the club. Following the departures of Wes Brown, Steven Fletcher, Emmanuele Giaccherini, Danny Graham, and Santiago Vergini, along with the return to their parent club’s of last seasons loanees Yann M’Vila, Dame N’Doye and Ola Toivonen, Moyes inherited a squad lacking in depth and as such, requiring reinforcements. Moyes moves to make a quartet of signings Subsequently the 53-year-old, who has previously…

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Moyes realistic on Sunderland prospects in the transfer market

New Sunderland manager David Moyes is fully appreciative of the need to exercise realism in his search for new players, according to the BBC. Moyes aims to strengthen Sunderland squad Since his appointment on 23 July, Moyes has identified it as being necessary to strengthen his squad, which at the moment consists of just 16 senior members, with Sunderland still to make their first signing of the summer. That is despite the club being linked with moves for a number of quality players, including Manchester United’s Belgian duo of Adnan…

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David Moyes wants to raid Manchester United, Sunderland interested in winger

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Sunderland were able to stay up in the Premier League with a late run of two wins and three draws in their last five league matches, outplaying Norwich City and Newcastle United. The Black Cats and new coach David Moyes want to avoid another difficult season and have been on the lookout for players that can add quality to their squad. According to a report by The Sun, Moyes wants to sign Marouane Fellaini for a third time by bringing the Manchester United midfielder to the Stadium of Light. The former United…

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Sunderland lining up former Manchester United coach, Black Cats sell flop midfielder

With Sam Allardyce widely expected to be offered the role as England manager, Sunderland are weighing up former Manchester United boss David Moyes as his replacement, according to a report by the Telegraph. Allardyce has not been given any guarantees from the FA at this stage, but the report claims that it is starting to look like Allardyce’s appointment is a “done deal.” Chairman Ellis Short has already identified David Moyes as Allardyce’s potential replacement. The former Everton and Manchester United boss has been out of work since he was sacked by…

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Top five Premier League managers who’ve won the most Manager of the Month awards

Claudio Ranieri recently won his fourth Manager of the Month award, his second of the current season in which he has guided Leicester City to an improbable Premier League title challenge. The Italian has now won as many awards as Carlo Ancelotti, Roy Hodgson, Joe Kinnear, Manuel Pellegrini, and Gordon Strachan, according to The Sun. Ranieri has even won more awards than the likes of Jose Mourinho, Alan Pardew, Mauricio Pochettino, and Brendan Rodgers. Still, Ranieri isn’t featured in the top five, but which managers are? Let’s find out! 5. Sam Allardyce –…

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