Its official, David Moyes is no longer the manager of Manchester United. His spell lasted only two hundred and ninety five days.
Judging from Twitter and Facebook etc, I usually spoke for myself when I said I wanted him to stay and to be given more time. Despite this, I had always said he was never the right man for the job. He was, however, chosen by arguably the greatest manager in the history of football, to take the club forward and lead us to more success. After a dreadful season many grew impatient and in the end, so did the club and its owners.
After less than a year of scouting across Europe, he had clear plans for the future of our club and he knew exactly what he wanted to do, that was all taken away from him.
As a fan I have not enjoyed watching United under David Moyes this season however I always believe in managers to be given time, as Sir Alex Ferguson went three years without a trophy. In Sir Alex’s final speech at Old Trafford he said “I would like to remind you this club stood by me in bad times, the players and the staff, your job now is to stand by our new manager.” Everyone had betrayed Sir Alex Ferguson’s words.
Where this leaves the club I don’t know. I had always said the hardest job in football was to be Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor, and that the easiest job in football is to be the successor of Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor, so perhaps we are heading for even more success? Only time will tell.
Louis van Gaal is favourite to succeed with Ryan Giggs and Jürgen Klopp behind him, there are reports that Ryan Giggs will take the role until the end of the season. I personally would like to see Diego Simeone take over, I really admire his work at Atletico, a humble Jose Mourinho if you like.
So what do you think, do you agree/disagree with me? Who would you like to take over? And Where does this leave our club? Let me know.
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