Sunderland manager David Moyes is on the verge of quitting this week.

The former Manchester United boss has lost the Sunderland fans, lost the dressing room and lost hope of rebuilding his relegated squad after he warned he will not receive any of the £45million parachute back-up funds.

The under-fire Scot has become increasingly disillusioned with life on Wearside and last weekend’s final home Premier League game has taken him to breaking point. Moyes, who has led the North East club to relegation after their ten years in the top flight, refused to take part in a lap of appreciation at the Stadium of Light because he feared a backlash from unhappy supporters.

Sunderland face a daunting trip to champions Chelsea’s title party at Stamford Bridge on Sunday where they will be without 11 players.