David Moyes confirms he will stay on as Sunderland manager

Sunderland bosses want me to stay says David Moyes

Moyes: Defoe has escape clause but I'm staying

David Moyes says he's been given the backing of his Chairman and he expects to be the Sunderland Manager next season, despite the club's relegation to the championship.

David Moyes said he had held initial talks over his future with the club's chairman, Ellis Short, and chief executive Martin Bain this week. What I've done is, I've gone away, I want to look at what I think that we can do to get quickly get back into the Premier League.

Moyes confirmed he would honour his four-year contract with Sunderland, and also provided a brief update on two of Sunderland's key players, Jordan Pickford and Jermaine Defoe, who could both leave the Stadium of Light during the summer transfer window.

Defoe has netted 14 of the 26 league goals Sunderland have scored this season. "We will meet again in a few weeks". We've not got everything in place, it was just initial, we've been trying to stay in the Premier League. "We have to improve and make the 11 better, and then that makes the club better". "We weren't there for that, we were there to talk business and none of us were happy because we're disappointed we got relegated". And I don't want to waste people's money by spending a lot of money on just a back-up.

"I came to a part of the country where, I was led to believe, that was the way people wanted speaking to". The owner wants me to stay, Martin wants me to stay.

"We'd been in a relegation battle the four previous seasons". Jordan Pickford is in contract so there's nothing to say we'll lose Jordan.

"We can only lose the ones who are out of contract".

'Jermain Defoe has a clause in his contract so that's possible'.

Moyes revealed that the England worldwide could move in the summer, but young goalkeeper Jordan Pickford would not be so easy to prise away.

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