David Moyes hasn’t quite had things go his way since leaving Everton, with disappointing spells with Manchester United and Real Sociedad tarnishing his reputation, before the Scotsman took the poisoned chalice job at Sunderland.
Once again battling the drop, and failing to show much to suggest they can survive this time around, and the January transfer window has brought more bad news- with numerous targets rejecting a move, although the Black Cats still seem determined to sign new players.
According to The Telegraph, Moyes’ side made no fewer than three bids but the looming threat of relegation is causing problems, with players reluctant to join a side that could be in the second-tier come August.
For Moyes though, it seems it’s all unnecessary noise as he feels no player that could arrive in January won’t make a big difference. Quoted by The Telegraph, he said:
“I’d be kidding you on if I said the players we are going to bring in in January are going to massively make a big difference. Because, first of all, we probably couldn’t get that level of player and secondly, we probably wouldn’t have the finances to do that.”
“To suggest that the player we bring in would be making a big difference, I think, wouldn’t be correct. The funds we have to work with are limited with a capital L.”
With a lack of money, ability and apparently plans to turn things around, it’s certainly a bleak time to be a Sunderland supporter.