London - Sunderland boss David Moyes insists he has been
revitalised by his spell out of management as he looks to bring stability to
the Stadium of Light.
Moyes had been out of work for eight months after being
sacked by Real Sociedad last November, but the former Manchester United and
Everton manager feels reinvigorated after returning to the Premier League.
The 53-year-old Scot was hired last month to replace Sam
Allardyce, who left Sunderland to take the England job, and on Monday he held
his first press conference in his new role.
Moyes' reputation was tarnished by his nightmare spell at
Old Trafford, which ended with his sacking after less than a season in charge
of United, and his underwhelming spell in Spain.
But he is adamant his sabbatical has helped give him a fresh
outlook and more insight into the keys to success at a club who have narrowly
avoided relegation for the last two seasons.
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"It was great to play golf and spend time with my
family but this is what I do and I want to get back and get on with it,"
"I think modern management means that more managers
will take breaks in their career with the way it is.
"I wouldn't say I've been away from the game, I watched
as much football as I can.
"I've been to watch training from other sides of the
world and I've involved with UEFA a lot, whether it's been watching the Euros
or whether it's been taking the Pro Licence coaches. I've been out but I've
"This has now got to be a building job. I'm here for
four years and I want to bring a level of stability back to the club."
Moyes remained tight-lipped on transfer rumours, which have
included reports linking him with possible moves for Adnan Januzaj and Marouane
Fellaini, who both player under him at United.
"If any of those good players want to join me I'd be
happy to have them," he said.
"They're excellent players. We're interested but I'm
sure there's a load of other clubs that are as well.
"You have to have a realistic view. There'll be some
players we can attract just now and some players we can't.
"We have offers in for people already and we're working
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