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22nd May, 2017 | 6:12pm

'Disastrous for all parties': Everton fans react on Twitter to confirmed departure of fan favourite

By Matt Farr

David Moyes has resigned from his post as Sunderland manager – and Everton fans on Twitter insist he never should have quit the Toffees.

Sunderland confirmed on their official club website on Monday afternoon that the 54-year-old had stepped down as manager at the club after a disappointing 2016-17 season in the Premier League.

Moyes took charge at the Stadium of Light last summer, but failed to steer the club clear of relegation as they dropped down to the Championship ahead of next season.

The former Everton and Manchester United chief had informed chairman Ellis Short of his decision at a meeting in London on Monday, despite having said he wanted to remain as manager after their relegation fate was sealed.

Moyes remains a popular figure among Everton fans, following his 11-year spell in charge at Goodison Park, and fans took to Twitter to deliver their verdicts on his resignation.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Since quitting Everton for Manchester United in 2013 , Moyes’ managerial career has spiralled downhill.

The experienced Premier League chief was entrusted with replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, but having signed a six-year-deal at the club, he was sacked after just 10 months in charge.

After a six-month hiatus, Moyes returned to management with La Liga outfit Real Sociedad. But another disappointing spell saw him axed after just 12 months.

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