Former Sunderland manager David Moyes has gone on to state that Newcastle United’s heavy spending in contrast to the Black Cats’ miserly approach led to him to quit the Stadium of Light.
Moyes endured a terrible time as manager of Sunderland last season and under the tutelage of the Scotsman, the hapless Black Cats endured relegation into the Championship without putting up much of a fight.
Despite the poor season though, Sunderland were willing to keep hold of Moyes and it did look like the former Manchester United would be leading the Wearside based outfit’s bid to earn promotion back into the Premier League this season.
However, Moyes abruptly handed in his resignation soon after the conclusion of the campaign and the 54-year-old has now gone on to explain that one of the reasons behind his departure from the Stadium of Light was due to the fact that Sunderland’s rivals Newcastle United were spending so much to improve their squad while the same was not being done at his former club.
He said, “I looked at what Newcastle had done to get back up. They had been the biggest spenders in the January before they got relegated. They also spent big in the summer to get back up.
“I had gone to Ellis with a plan of how to get back up if we got relegated and it had an illustration of what Newcastle had done. But he said he wouldn’t be able to fund it, he didn’t have the money.
“In the end my decision to resign was both difficult and easy. Ellis’s response made up my mind but at the same time it was difficult because of where I had come from; the way I had been brought up by my dad — you don’t give jobs up, you don’t do that.”