David Moyes believes his experience makes him the perfect candidate to ensure new club Sunderland do not suffer relegation.
The Scot recently arrived at the Stadium of Light as Sam Allardyce’s replacement after the 61-year-old was appointed as England manager and the board will be hoping he can bring some stability to the side.
A string of managerial appointments has resulted in the Black Cats narrowly avoiding relegation over the last few years but Moyes looks like the man who could transform their fortunes.
Despite unsuccessful spells at Manchester United and Real Sociedad, the magnificent job the 53-year-old did in transforming Everton means he still has plenty of stock within the game.
After the good work put in by Allardyce last season, Moyes believes his experience means he can help the side continue on an upward curve by avoiding another relegation scrap.
“Sam kept them up and that gives me a chance to pick up where he left off. That’s the bit I need to do now,” he is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail. “I can talk a good game about it, but doing it is the hard bit. I know that. Every man sitting in this seat recently knew that.
“But I genuinely think I can make a difference. I think this club might just need me as well at this moment in time. If I can get that opportunity we can keep building.”
Sunderland begin their Premier League campaign against Manchester City on Saturday and punters may look to use their free bet to back the Black Cats to cause an upset at the Etihad.