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Ex-Manchester United boss rejects chance of Premier League return

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has turned down the opportunity of a return to the Premier League after snubbing the interest from Sunderland, Mail Online reports.

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Moyes, who is currently in charge of La Liga outfit Real Sociedad, has reportedly rejected the chance to replace Dick Advocaat in the dugout at the Stadium of Light next season and has opted to remain in Spain for the foreseeable future.

Advocaat, who took over from Gus Poyet in March, announced (via BBC Sport) on Wednesday that he would be leaving his role as Black Cats manager after successfully guiding the club to Premier League survival.

Sunderland owner Ellis Short was prepared to entice Moyes with a lucrative contract offer as well as an substantial transfer budget but following talks between the two parties on Thursday, the ex-Everton boss has decided to stick with La Real.

The Scot is said to have settled well in San Sebastian and there are suggestions that it would take a much larger offer to tempt him away from the Anoeta Stadium.

Since being named manager of the club last November, the highlight of his tenure so far is the 1-0 victory over Barcelona at the start of the year.

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