Moyes ac­cuses Sun­der­land of bro­ken prom­ises

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LON­DON: David Moyes ad­mits he might not have taken the Sun­der­land job if he had known the Premier League strug­glers had so lit­tle money and would be put up for sale.

Moyes took charge at Sun­der­land in July af­ter Sam Al­lardyce was ap­pointed Eng­land man­ager, but the Scot now claims he was lured to the Sta­dium of Light un­der false pre­tences.

The former Manch­ester United boss says Sun­der­land’s Amer­i­can owner El­lis Short didn’t make it clear he wanted to sell up and has also gone back on his prom­ise to get Moyes fresh blood in the trans­fer mar­ket. With Sun­der­land rooted to the bot­tom of the Premier League table go­ing into this week­end’s fix­tures and plagued by in­juries to key play­ers, Moyes knows the Black Cats face a tough task to avoid rel­e­ga­tion.

He is adamant the blame lies with the club’s hi­er­ar­chy. “Sun­der­land al­ways had an ap­peal to me, but if I had known about the sit­u­a­tion I would have needed to look at it in a dif­fer­ent way,” Moyes was quoted as say­ing in the Daily Mail yes­ter­day.

“I would have had to think a lot more about it be­cause at the end of the day I want to man­age in the Premier League. “I did not know the club could be go­ing up for sale, I was not made aware of that be­fore. I didn’t see us hav­ing no money in Jan­uary. “Even in the sum­mer I knew what we were spend­ing was small in com­par­i­son and I said that to the owner.

“But I hoped it would be a short pe­riod and we would then have the next pe­riod to get things done. That has shown it­self not to be the case. “I’m dis­ap­pointed that I will not be able to do some work in Jan­uary (to get new play­ers) and try and build on what we’ve done.” Sun­der­land, who host Wat­ford on Satur­day, have nar­rowly sur­vived in the top flight af­ter dra­matic escape acts for the last two sea­sons and Moyes has no in­ten­tion of re­sign­ing as he tries to in­spire a sim­i­lar sprint to safety. “I have not been tempted to walk be­cause I saw some steel from the play­ers and a be­lief in what they are do­ing,” he added.

“So I have thought to my­self, ‘I came here to do a job and the first job is to keep us up’. “Other man­agers have done it and I have to as well, but my task might be slightly harder.”

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