David Moyes has resigned as Sunderland manager following their relegation from the Premier League, the club announced on Monday.
The 54-year-old Scot was appointed last July and oversaw a desperate season that saw Sunderland finish 16 points adrift of safety at the foot of the table.
“I would like to thank (chairman) 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,” Moyes said in a statement.
“I wish the players and my successor well in their efforts towards promotion back to the Premier League.”
Sunderland’s relegation after 10 years in the top flight was confirmed following a 1-0 home defeat by Bournemouth last month.