Sunderland have confirmed the appointment of David Moyes as their new manager.
David Moyes signed a four-year deal with Sunderland
Moyes has not been in management since being sacked by Real Sociedad in November and revealed he was delighted to be back in the Premier League.
“I am delighted to have joined Sunderland. I am relishing the challenge and excited by the opportunity,” Moyes told the club’s official website.
“I have taken over a big British club, with a great support and I’m looking forward to working in the Premier League again.
“I look forward to continuing the good work done by Sam.”
Chairman Ellis Short welcomed Moyes to the club and said the 53-year-old was the Black Cats’ top target.
“He is a man whose football pedigree speaks for itself and is someone I have long admired. I have spoken with him on many occasions and I have always been hugely impressed.
“He was my number one managerial target for the last five appointments, but his desire to honour existing contracts meant we were not able to bring him to Sunderland previously.
“To be able to finally welcome him as our manager is fantastic news for the club.
Moyes will be in attendance for Sunderland’s pre-season friendly at Rotherham on Saturday and will fly out with the rest of the squad to France this weekend.