Former Manchester United and Everton manager David Moyes has rejected the managerial post at Sunderland, who are without a manager after Dick Advocaat resigned due to the limitation on what he could spend in the transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.
The Black Cats reportedly turned to the current Real Sociedad boss as their number one target, but the Scotsman told them to pursue other coaches as he was not interested in leaving his post on the coast of Spain.
The 52-year-old was notoriously known for how he built Everton into a team who could compete for Europe before succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson as the boss of world-renowned Manchester United, where he managed to guide the Red Devils to just a 7th place finish before his managerial reputation took a hit by being sacked at Old Trafford.
Moyes has been in charge at Anoeta since 2014, but has managed just a 28% win percentage with a side who previously competed in the Champions League.
Other managers that have linked with Sunderland managerial post include the likes of English duo Nigel Pearson and Sam Allardyce alongside recently sacked Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers.