But Moyes, who is also unpopular with Sunderland supporters due to his cautious tactics, has spoken to American businessman Short and Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain and the Black Cats boss insists he has their full support.
We have to find a way to get things correct and we'll see what we can do.
"If we were to do it I'd be able to say we'd got an understanding of what it would need to bring him to the club but we've not done that yet with him".
'I came to a part of the country where, I was led to believe, that was the way people wanted speaking to.
Sam Allardyce is interested in bringing Jermain Defoe and Mamadou Sakho to Crystal Palace on permanent deals, but is now focused on the club's relegation battle.
"If it is up to me then you want to finish your career where it all started, which is back home, If I do get the opportunity then I'll take it with open arms".
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"When we're secure and safe in the Premier League as hopefully we are, we can talk about all the agents ringing in with their players... and I'll tell you if the agent is telling the truth or not".
Sunderland have been actively looking for new investment and the club's latest accounts revealed they have debts of more than £110m. Maybe by the time we are safe, someone else will have already done who is safe and who knows.
Moyes confirmed he would honour his four-year contract with Sunderland, and also provided a brief update on two of Sunderland's key players, Jordan Pickford and Jermaine Defoe, who could both leave the Stadium of Light during the summer transfer window. "Jordan Pickford is in contract so there's nothing to say we'll lose Jordan", he said.
Jermain Defoe is expected to move on as he chases down a place in England's World Cup squad, while Pickford is viewed as a possible Three Lions star of the future.
Sunderland fans... What do you make of this announcement?
"It's been a frustrating season, going right back to pre-season it's been an uphill battle and it's one we haven't managed to come through and it's very disappointing", he said.