The South African, who’s spent most of his Premier League career playing for Moyes, is convinced his former Everton boss is the man to transform Sunderland’s fortunes.
It’s been another bad start to the season for the injury-hit Black Cats and Wednesday’s stuttering 1-0 EFL Cup win over Shrewsbury did nothing to lift the mood.
But Pienaar believes that with Moyes at the helm, better times lie ahead.
“He’s definitely the man to get it right,” said the 34-year-old. “David is a safe pair of hands.
“When he was at Everton, we tended to have slow starts but finished well. “You can’t forget that he’s only come to Sunderland in the middle of pre-season.
“He’s still getting used to the players but he will build a solid foundation.”