Sunderland have announced the resignation of David Moyes as manager of the club following their relegation from the Premier League.
Chairman of the board Ellis Short said in a statement on the Sunderland website: “I pursued the services of David Moyes for a considerable period prior to his appointment last summer, which makes the announcement of his departure difficult for everyone concerned.
“Having worked tirelessly throughout the campaign to avoid relegation from the Premier League, David has chosen to leave the club without compensation, which is testament to his character."
Moyes said: “I would like to thank Ellis Short and the Board for giving me the opportunity to manage Sunderland and the fans for always being so passionately supportive of their club.
“I wish the players and my successor well in their efforts towards promotion back to the Premier League."
Sunderland finished in last place in the just concluded 2016/2017 Premier League season, claiming only 24 points from 38 games.