'This would be hilarious!': Sunderland fans react as David Moyes linked with Newcastle United

Former Sunderland manager David Moyes has been linked with Newcastle United - and fans of the Black Cats have had plenty to say.

Tuesday, 25th June 2019, 12:45 pm
Ex-Sunderland manager David Moyes has been linked with Newcastle United

The Magpies are searching for a new manager after it was announced that Rafa Benitez would be leaving the club when his contract expires on June 30.

And a host of names have since been linked with the St James’s Park hotseat, with Jose Mourinho the current favourite with the bookmakers.

Also in with a shout, according to the odds, is Moyes – who spent an unsuccessful season at the Stadium of Light during the 2016/17 campaign, which saw Sunderland relegated from the top flight.

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One report suggests that Moyes has approached Mike Ashley to state his interest in the role, and his odds are as short as 5/1 with some bookmakers.

And Sunderland fans were quick to have their say on the rumours.

Here’s what they were saying on social media:

@TomyCuth said: “The club that just keeps on giving”

@mackemdno joked: “Please let there be a god!!”

@1879SAFC commented: “In Moyes we trust”

@gallon_neil tweeted: “Jesus I'm almost toying with the idea of saying I wouldn't wish him even on them lot”

@KatieNicoll posted: “Go for it lad x”

@MichaelBowers15 added: “Knowing our luck he’ll go there & they’ll finish seventh.”

@HeaderSAFC jested: “Get in and take them down great”

@bekahayre said: “well in moyeseh lad”

@charlton_comedy posted: “Gerrrin, now they will finally know what it's like”

@mickylough95 tweeted: “Scenes when he gets appointed and starts Manquillo in centre midfield on the opening day of the season”

@safcjohn5 commented: “Hilarious! Ashley...make this happen”