Manchester United Fnally Runs Out of Patience with David Moyes
English Premier League powerhouse Manchester United have parted ways with Manager David Moyes. The 50 year old Scotsman was handpicked by his predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson after the club’s directors entrusted the latter with the responsibility of choosing an ideal replacement for himself.
However, things have not gone to plan for Sir Alex or in fact, anyone related with Manchester United after David Moyes failed to take the club forward. His performances as Manager were far from satisfactory and in fact, he has managed the impossible by taking the club backwards, thereby undoing some of the fantastic work that was done by Sir Alex before him. Sunday evening’s 2-0 away loss to Everton was the final straw for the Glazer family, the owners of the club who decided enough was indeed enough.
News of the owners growing displeasure broke on Monday, just the morning after the Everton game, with rumours that Moyes was to be sacked gathering pace all over the sporting world. United’s Chief Executive Officer, Ed Woodward, arrived at the club’s headquarters in Carrington, Greater Manchester at 8 am in the morning to give the former Everton manager the news that he was being fired.
A succinct statement on the club website read:
“Manchester United has announced that David Moyes has left the Club. The Club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role.”
Moyes leaves Old Trafford even before having finished a year of the whopping six year contract he signed with United last summer and it goes without saying that he is in for a bumper compensation package with some sources quoting a figure close to 10 million Pounds. Steve Round and Jimmy Lumsden, the two coaches that Moyes brought with him from Everton have been relieved of their duties as well.
United veteran Ryan Giggs who is in his 24th season with the English giants has been appointed as Interim Manager for the three games that remain this season while the search for a fulltime replacement for Moyes is in full swing. Dutchman Louis Van Gaal is seen as the favourite to take up this high pressure job after another potential candidate, Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp ruled himself out of the running.
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