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.
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.
As was reported yesterday, David Moyes is no longer Manchester United manager.
The club released a short statement at 8.30am this morning saying: "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.
Martinez plots move for £12m Manchester United midfielder - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Everton manager Roberto Martinez is plotting an audacious move for Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley in the summer.
According to James Ducker of The Times, Everton are prepared to offer£8 million for the England international, as Martinez has identified Cleverley as the prime summer transfer target alongside striker Romelu Lukaku, who has joined on loan this season from Chelsea.
While a British manager was about to be sacked down the road at Manchester United, Burnley achieved a remarkable feat at Turf Moor on Monday – achieving promotion to the Premier League with a squad made up almost entirely of players from the British Isles.
Manager Sean Dyche was given a raw deal at Watford – sacked by the club's new Italian owners in the summer of 2012 despite overachieving with an underfunded club.
While most of the media coverage today will be on all of the mistakes that Manchester United and Moyes have made in the past 12 months now that Moyes' reign has come to an end, let's take a look at five of the highlights of his short career in charge of the Red Devils:
5. Manchester United vs Wigan (Community Shield) – August 11, 2013
Had it been any other trophy, it surely would be #1 on the list.
Arsenal: Bitter Premier League rivals gunning for key French duo? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Arsenal are hoping that they can tie down star defender Laurent Koscielny to a new contract, having opened negotiations with the Frenchman on the weekend, but the saga of Bacary Sagna is trundling on, with Liverpool and Manchester City among the clubs watching proceedings with interest.
More good stuff from The Neviller, who got on the blower to discuss David Moyes' sacking with the Sky Sports News mob this morning, arguing that United let the axe fall too early to justify the length of the contract they handed to Moyes in the first place..
Good of them to hold off until after the Bank Holiday, but after rumours starting swilling on Monday afternoon, David Moyes has been sacked by Manchester United after just 10 months in charge at Old Trafford.
United have exercised remarkable patience by modern footballing standards, though it would seem an 11th league defeat of the season and the fact that the loss against Everton signalled that Champions League qualification had officially become a mathematical impossibility (the first time United haven't qualified for top-tier European football in 19 years) was the final nail in the coffin.
Europa, el sueño de muchos jugadores alrededor del mundo. Jugar en alguna de las ligas más importantes del fútbol, o ser parte de torneos con un impacto mundial como lo es la Champions League, es parte de los propósitos que tienen las personas que se dedican al fútbol profesional.