The reaction to David Moyes returning to Premier League management has been very mixed 2 years ago

The reaction to David Moyes returning to Premier League management has been very mixed

After over two years away from the Premier League, David Moyes has return to the English top flight.

Sunderland have appointed Moyes as Sam Allardyce's successor, who was confirmed as the new manager of England on Friday.

"I am delighted to have joined Sunderland," Moyes told www.safc.com. "I am relishing the challenge and excited by the opportunity.

"I have taken over a big British club, with a great support and I'm looking forward to working in the Premier League again.

"I look forward to continuing the good work done by Sam."

Moyes had been linked with the Sunderland gig when they were searching for a replacement for Dick Advocaat last October, but it took Big Sam landing the England role for him to finally secure the position.

His impressive 11 year-tenure at Everton has some fans hopeful that the he will prove to be the right man for the job, with a lot of people genuinely excited to see him back in England.

However, his abysmal 10 months at Old Trafford, which saw him leave with the Red Devils in seventh place in the Premier League, coupled with his recent poor spell at Real Sociedad that also ended with him being sacked has left expectations quite low for others.

Listen to our new GAA podcast with Colm Parkinson. Click here to subscribe on iTunes.