David Moyes wants 'honesty' over transfers from next club after being 'bruised' by Sunderland

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David Moyes says he will take his time on choosing his next managerial job after his Sunderland experience.

Moyes has been out of work since May when he quit Sunderland in the wake of their relegation to the Championship.

The 54-year-old Scot admits his reputation has been left 'bruised' by his time on Wearside, but says he will wait for the right job before getting back into management.

He feels he still has the ability to build a squad, like he did at Everton, if a chairman or owner is honest with him over the transfer situation before he takes the job on.

“I’ve had several attractive offers – one just a few weeks ago – that I gave very careful consideration to," Moyes says in a piece with the Mirror.

“Most of them have been from abroad and while I loved working in Spain at Real Sociedad, I want to make sure that my next job ticks all the right boxes.

“After what happened at Sunderland, I want something that gives me a decent chance to really build something. I did that at Everton. That was the club that allowed me to get myself to a level where I was recognised as a candidate for the top jobs, like the one at (Manchester) United.

“I would like to see if I can get back to that because my reputation has been a little bit bruised by what I have gone through over the last four years.

“I’m only 54. I still feel young and energised. And I am also one of the most experienced Premier League managers out there. I think I’m on 499 Premier League games – and there’s probably only three or four other managers out there who have got more top-level games than I have.

“Before going to Sunderland, I had one of the best win ratios in the Premier League and I still think I’ve got a lot to offer as a manager.

“When I got the Everton job, the chairman Bill Kenwright told me I would get £5million-a-year to spend on players, plus any other money I generated in the transfer market.

“I was fine with that. It’s that kind of honesty I am looking for when it comes to deciding what is next for me.”