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Moyes to remain in charge of Sunderland

Press Association logoPress Association 5/05/2017 By Rory Dollard, Press Association Sport

David Moyes says Sunderland owner Ellis Short and the club's board want him to remain as manager despite the club's relegation from the Premier League.

The former Manchester United boss saw his side relegated with four games to go last weekend and has since met with American businessman Short and Black Cats chief executive Martin Bain.

Although sections of the support have turned vociferously against him, Moyes insists he has the club hierarchy's full support to continue.

"Ellis and the board want me to stay," he said after being asked if there had been a decision on his future.

"I don't know what you mean by 'decision'.

"I've got a four-year contract so I don't know what you're talking about 'a decision'."

While clear that he retained a base of support in the boardroom, Moyes has hinted he wanted to hear more about the club's ambitions for next season when the men reconvene at the end of the campaign.

"I'll know more come the end of the season, once we see exactly what we're able to deal with, what we can work with, then we'll know exactly what we can do," he said.

"Right from the start we said it looked like there was a rebuilding job to be done. Hopefully we can get that going.

"I know what needs to be done to get back in the Premier League.

"I know the requirements, but we've only had initial talks.

"We plan to meet again in the next couple of weeks.

"We were deflated, I wouldn't say it was an uplifting kind of meeting.

"We weren't there for that, we were there to talk business and none of us were happy because we're disappointed we got relegated."

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