Sunderland approach David Moyes to be their next manager

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The managerial merry-go-round doesn't usually take place until the winter but the season hasn't even officially started yet and one Premier League job has become available.

With Sam Allardyce set to be imminently announced as the next England manager, Sunderland have reportedly already held extensive talks with the man they want to replace him.

David Moyes has been out of work since being sacked as manager of Real Sociedad in 2015 but looks like a return to England is on the cards.


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The Sunderland Echo claim the former Manchester United boss is on the verge of being confirmed before his predecessor has even left, with Allardyce currently overseeing the Black Cats' pre-season clash against Hartlepool.

The match at Victoria Park is expected to be the former West Ham manager's last game in charge as the FA are expected to announce his appointment within the next 24 hours.

Moyes was chosen by Sir Alex Ferguson to replace the Old Trafford messiah in 2013 but failure to qualify for the Champions League saw him sacked before his first season in charge had even finished.

The 53-year-old damaged his reputation further with a disastrous spell in Spain but Everton fans still have fond memories of the Scotsman's tenure between 2002-2013.

Surprisingly, the reaction on social media to the prospect of Moyes at the helm hasn't been as bad as first feared and Sunderland supporters will be impressed the club have acted so quickly to avoid any major disruption to their pre-season preparations.

After narrowly avoiding relegation again last term, avoiding any flirtations with the bottom three would be considered a good season for Sunderland next year.

Here is the best reaction to Moyes' potential arrival on Twitter:

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