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If it's true that Mike Ashley tried to hire David Moyes twice once when Kevin Keegan left the club in September of 2008, and then again when Chris Hughton was ruthlessly sacked in December of 2010, then there's a good chance that if the last three results are as bad as the previous five [...]
Gary Neville has blasted Manchester United for the way they handled the sacking of David Moyes.
Reports of Moyes' imminent departure emerged on Monday afternoon and Neville was sad that the United manager's exit proved to be an undignified one.
"The last 15, 16 hours or however long it's been, I don't like it, it's not the way in which the club should portray itself," the former right-back, who won eight Premier League titles with United, told Sky Sports News.
Jurgen Klopp has repeatedly been linked with a move to Manchester United to replace the sacked David Moyes, but has today claimed it's embarrassing to discuss such a thing when the club hasn't even approached him.
"I really do think that Manchester United is a great club, but it is also the case that as long as things continue to go as they are here, then I have a clear agreement with Borussia Dortmund," he said.
David Moyes: Portrait of a Scapegoat - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
When the news was confirmed early on Tuesday morning that Manchester United boss David Moyes had been sacked, it sadly came as no surprise as the writing had been on the wall for a while. The champions had 27 fewer points than they did after 35 games last season.
Had David Moyes showed signs of progress during his first season as Manchester United manager it is likely that the board and fans would have shown more patience.
The club were determined not to become a "sacking club" so persevered with Moyes longer than any club would. To drop six places after spending £60m is an awful return and despite Moyes' claims today that the squad needed "fundamental rebuilding", these players were good enough to win the league weeks before the end of the season last year.
The League Managers' Association (LMA) have issued a statement in which they say that United were guilty of behaving in an "unprofessional manner" in the way they handled the firing of David Moyes yesterday.
Everyone knew on Monday afternoon that Moyes was going to be sacked, but it was not until a meeting with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on Tuesday morning that he was actually told he was being let go.
A grim reaper haunted David Moyes from the stands directly beside the dugout as the Scot returned to Goodison Park to watch his old side Everton host Manchester United on Sunday. A day later, a leak from Old Trafford spread across all media outlets suggesting that Moyes had lost his job. Two days later, Manchester United FC officially confirmed the news.
Following his sacking yesterday, David Moyes has given a statement which has been released by the League Managers Association, which reads: "To have been appointed as manager of Manchester United, one of the biggest football clubs in the world, was and remains something of which I will always be incredibly proud.
David Moyes has spoken out for the first time since being sacked by Manchester United. In what his a very dignified response to being relieved of his duties, Moyes, who insisted United had "big plans" for the future, thanked the fans and the staff at the club but, crucially, declined to acknowledge any of the players.
David Moyes has released a statement over his sacking as manager of Manchester United. It reads:
"To have been appointed as manager of Manchester United, one of the biggest football clubs in the world, was and remains something of which I will always be incredibly proud.
"Taking charge after such a long period of continuous stability and success at the club was inevitably going to be a significant challenge, but it was one which I relished and never had a second thought about taking it on.
With David Moyes and most of his staff gone, the nightmare that has occupied our minds for the last 10 months looks to be finally give ground to some much needed optimism and excitement, as the club seeks a manager capable to bring United back into the elite of English and European football.
The rumour mill over Moyes' successor has been in full swing since he was told he was no longer required at Carrington and given every man and his dog have picked a list of candidates, we thought we'd join the fun too, given we were denied the fun 10 months ago, when Fergie dumped Moyes in our laps -Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp aren't included, given they've already ruled themselves out of the job.
I was eleven years old when Manchester United beat Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final. At the time, I was not aware of treble implications, David Beckham's unanticipated introduction into the starting eleven, or even Sir Alex's construction of a football dynasty. The only thing I understood was that the team in red never gave up, never surrendered, and never lost faith.
The axe, which had been glistening in the background at post-match press conferences for much of this season, finally made contact with David Moyes' neck this morning. Moyes' departure from Old Trafford was a most modern managerial sacking. Trailed on social media, the lead item on the lunchtime news this afternoon, and with considerable excitement in some quarters, at least over the effect that the decision had upon Manchester United's value on the New York Stock Exchange, the removal of the club's manager couldn't really have happened at any point in the past.
So it ends. David Moyes' 10-month reign as Manchester United manager came to an abrupt, rather unexpected conclusion this morning, with the Scot finally relieved of his duties after an exasperating 51-game stint in the toughest club job on the planet.
The Scot was deemed 'the Chosen One' by exiting legend Sir Alex Ferguson back in May, but following what has become United's worst ever season in the top flight, fans are now insisting that Sir Alex got his last and most important decision at the club very wrong.
Gary Neville has attacked the club over their handling of David Moyes' sacking, as he claimed that the way the United's hierarchy managed the situation portrayed the club in the wrong way.
Moyes was handed his P45 this morning, as United finally run out of patience with the man to whom they had given a six-year contract 10 months ago and who has overseen one of the worst season United have endure in the last three decades.
At long last a beacon of sensibility managed to shine through the curtain of ineptitude and amateurism that had blanketed over United for the last nine months.
David Moyes has gone and with him, hopefully, so have the dire, turgid football United have served up for the last nine months, the defeatism which seemed to permeate the club from top to bottom and the catastrophically bad press conferences which made Moyes look like a rabbit caught in the headlight.
Manchester United announced on Tuesday that they have fired manager David Moyes after a disappointing first season and Ryan Giggs will serve as head coach of the club on an interim basis.
Moyes more than struggled to replace legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson this season, failing to qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 1995 and enduring an inconsistent and subpar year that will see Man Utd finish with their lowest-ever points total in the Premiership.
Here's my CV! David Moyes' odds hint at swift Premier League return - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sacked Manchester United manager David Moyes may not be out of a job long, with Newcastle installed as the favourite destination for the deposed boss by bookmakers 'Ladbrokes', with the Scot also linked with taking over at other Premier League clubs.
The best-kept secret in English football is out. David Moyes has been sacked and will no longer be forced to prowl the Old Trafford touchline, scowling and wincing in equal measure, as Manchester United's season goes down the proverbial drain.
As with Sir Alex this time twelve months ago, soccer moves on relentlessly.
So we have, at last, all been put out of our misery.
By ‘all', I mean the fans, players and certainly David Moyes. The air of inevitability surrounding the defeat to Everton at the weekend was a step too far for the hierarchy at the club who have, at long last, pulled the plug on what has been an outright disaster for the Scotsman.
Given that they probably won't be needing it around the place much any more, the 'The Chosen One' bannerwhich has been hung in the Stretford End at Old Trafford for the past ten months is to be taken down ahead of Manchester United's game against Norwich this coming Saturday, and itlooks like it may end up in the National Football Museum.
It is easy, with the benefit of hindsight, to suggest that David Moyes was never likely to be capable of filling Sir Alex Ferguson's shoes at Manchester United.
When Moyes was appointed as Ferguson's successor last summer, the unprecedented six-year contract handed to him by the club's restructured hierarchy gave the strongest indication of all - even more then the ringing endorsement of Ferguson - that he would be given football's most precious commodity, time.
Manchester United: Five candidates to replace David Moyes - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United manager David Moyes has been sacked after a disastrous first season at Old Trafford, the club confirmed this morning.
Moyes signed a six-year contract with the Barclays Premier League champions last summer, but according to The Times, the Glazer family, United's owners, finally lost patience with the Scot after yet another poor, listless display in the 2-0 defeat to Everton.