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Reacting to the news of David Moyes' departure as manager of Sunderland - WE'LL BE FINE!

Our editor gives his thoughts on the news that David Moyes has taken the decision to resign as manager of Sunderland with immediate effect.

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Right now my emotions are all over the place.

Ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes - the chosen successor to the greatest football manager of all time - has left Sunderland of his own accord, waiving his right to compensation in the process, following our relegation to the Championship under his stewardship.

I wish I could say that I was surprised but I'm not. There was always a sense that something was coming, and today he's decided that he's had enough, leaving Wearside following talks with Sunderland owner Ellis Short.

Whilst my overriding feeling is of happiness, this news should give Sunderland supporters some cause for concern too. Whatever Moyes heard from Ellis Short today was enough to make him want to quit his job, and having been led to believe that the talks would centre around Moyes' budget for our season in the Championship, it does make me worry slightly about what we can expect over the coming summer.

Regardless, David Moyes is gone, and for that I am thankful.

He wasn't the right man for the job. He showed utter contempt for the role that he was hand-picked for throughout his time here. He washed his hands of any blame when results were going bad, and his negativity in the press and on the pitch contributed to widespread apathy amongst one of the most passionate fanbases in the land. David Moyes, despite his fantastic track record with Everton, was not suited for the job he took on.

He managed to alienate his players, the fans, and even towards the end the press.

Relegation was the final straw for most of us who felt that, despite the restrictions placed upon Moyes, this club could have done better than accrue just 24 measly points in the Premier League. He had a squad of international footballers but just was not able to motivate them to perform - and in some cases, they downright refused to play for him.

There are many, many managers out there that would see the Sunderland job - despite the financial issues and the uncertainty with our ownership - as an unbelievable prospect. David Moyes saw this club as beneath him, and that was incredibly disheartening for all of us who could see that he was underperforming massively. This football club is superb. We are capable of being so much more than we currently are, and putting someone in charge that sees Sunderland as an incredible opportunity is vital.

Finding the next manager won't be easy but we have to get it right. We need to bring in someone who sees this club as a step up; someone that won't be afraid to embrace the limitations placed upon them, reinvigorate the fanbase and work with the players that he's got.

First and foremost I am a Sunderland supporter, and I believe firmly that everything happens for a reason. David Moyes and Sunderland just weren't meant to be. This club was here for many years before David Moyes arrived and will be here for many more after. We will move on. We will be fine. Trust me when I say that.

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