Sunderland manager David Moyes has insisted that he has “deep regrets” about allegedly threatening to slap a female BBC reporter. He maintained however that the behavior will not lead to him being sacked as manager of the Black Cats.
Vicki Sparks, who is a reporter for BBC and Radio Five Live, criticized the former Manchester United and Everton manager after the Black Cats failed to beat Burnley before the international break.
The 53-year-old then jokingly told the reporter, “It was getting a wee bit naughty at the end there so just watch yourself. You still might get a slap even though you’re a woman.”
Since the incident, Sunderland club owner Ellis Short has reportedly informed Moyes that he will not be sacked even if the club are relegated at the end of the season as they still feel that he is the right man to rebuild the struggling team
Moyes has in turn, reportedly said that he will be willing to remain manager even if the club are relegated.