Sunderland’s pursuit of a new manager is reported to have hit an early stumbling block with David Moyes turning them down.
The Daily Mail have reported the Black Cats had made an approach to the former Manchester United boss, now managing in Spain, but Moyes wasn’t keen on a return to the Premier League with Sunderland.
And with Burnley boss Sean Dyche also distancing himself, as reported by the Echo, Sunderland will have to turn their attentions to other targets.
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Ex-Cats star Dwight Yorke has said he can’t believe there isn’t more interest in the role.
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Meanwhile, tickets for the Wear-Tyne derby have gone on sale.
Sunderland host Newcastle United on Sunday, October 25th October (KO noon) at the Stadium of Light.
Officials at Sunderland have announced tickets are now on sale and prices start from £15 for under 16s, £26 for over 65s and £32 for adults.
Tickets can be purchased via the telephone hotline 0871 911 1973, in person from the Stadium of Light ticket office, or via the online box office, if a valid purchase history exists.