Former Newcastle United manager praises Sunderland boss David Moyes

Ex-Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren has praised Sunderland boss David Moyes for not raising expectation levels at the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland lost the services of Sam Allardyce to the England national team this summer but despite the huge blow, the Black Cats were able to appoint a more than capable replacement in the form of David Moyes.

Considering his experience in the Premier League, many believe that Moyes could eventually turn Sunderland into a consistent mid table team.

Much to the surprise of the Sunderland faithful though, Moyes stated recently that fans should expect another relegation scrap from the Black Cats this season and such comments have understandably been met with a lot of disapproval at Wearside.

Nonetheless, former Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren has stated his belief that Moyes did the right thing by not raising expectations and believes that the ex-Everton boss will prove his worth at the Stadium of Light in the coming years.

McClaren told the Chronicle, “Unless you have got the players, unless you have got the tools, and why, if you don’t think you have, why would you go out there and say, ‘Well, we are going to be all right this season, we are going to finish mid-table?’

“That just puts more expectations and pressure on yourself. Just be honest, be transparent, tell it how it is. It’s going to be a tough season again, but I think Moyes is the right man for the job.”