Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Moyes Is the Right Choice - and He Is Here to Stay; THE PREVIEW: Sunderland V Chelsea Stadium of Light, 7.45pm Martin Bain Says Sunderland's Days of Short-Termism Are over as He Backs David Moyes to Be a Success on Wearside, Writes STEVE BROWN

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Moyes Is the Right Choice - and He Is Here to Stay; THE PREVIEW: Sunderland V Chelsea Stadium of Light, 7.45pm Martin Bain Says Sunderland's Days of Short-Termism Are over as He Backs David Moyes to Be a Success on Wearside, Writes STEVE BROWN

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SUNDERLAND manager David Moyes is "absolutely the right choice" for the job says Martin Bain - and the Black Cats are "very, very fortunate" to have the Scot.

So while Moyes may remain under some degree of pressure with his team propping up the Premier League table ahead of tonight's tough assignment against Chelsea at the Stadium of Light, his chief executive insists the club's days of shortterm appointments are over. Who, Bain adds, are the credible alternatives in any case? Moyes has the Wearsiders "moving in the right direction", with a cultural seachange at the Stadium and Academy of Light staff are responding to in a positive fashion - Bain included.

The CEO admires his fellow Glaswegian's work ethic, sense of collaboration and focus on rebuilding a strategy whch sets Sunderland up for the future and makes the club a leading figure in whichever market it operates.

Bain said: "When you know the cards you are dealt, you get on and you make the most of everything.

"What I do believe we have here at the club, and I genuinely believe this, is a manager in David Moyes who has an abundance of experience.

"I am really pleased being in this situation we are in at the moment, with the rebuilding of the club, the financial parameters we are working within and the fact we are a club which maybe needs to instil belief again, that we have that manager.

"I think we are very, very fortunate to have that experience. What's impressed me about him is his collaborative approach within the club. "I'm aware of people in the game, and I've worked with people before, who are very focused on the training pitch and what happens on a matchday.

"There's nothing wrong with that but what we have with David is he's recognised this is a club with a programme of rebuilding and he's prepared to devote time over many aspects of the football side of the club, which is invaluable to me because it then allows me to make informed decisions about which way we want to go strategically.

"Fundamentally, that approach to life has really impressed me with David."

He added: "Take Simon (Wilson, chief football officer, who starts work in January), who we appointed from Manchester City.

"I was at pains to stress he isn't a 'sport director' and the reason for that is I really want to look at the football side of things here and run it like a business. I don't want to run it like a business - but I do.

"There's so much money involved you need policies and procedures and there are not a lot of those here at Sunderland.

"I would rather, with David, set out a stall which says 'OK, we might be shooting ourselves in the foot a bit here but fundamentally to protect this institution what policies need to be in place?' "Does there need to be a monetary threshold when we're trying to buy a player or an age limitation of where we would buy? …

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