Moyes facing Man United sacking

Published Monday, 21 April 2014
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Reports have surfaced that Manchester United boss David Moyes could be sacked.

Moyes facing Man United sacking
Moyes has faced growing pressure from United fans. (© Getty)


Who should replace David Moyes permanently at Man United?
Who should replace David Moyes permanently at Man United?

Speculation has been mounting that the club will part ways with the Scot at the end of the season or possibly sooner with legend Ryan Giggs taking over in a caretaker role.

The Red Devils have refused to comment on the speculation, adding more fuel to the fire they are considering dispensing with the former Everton manager's services.

Moyes' tenure at Old Trafford has been in the spotlight after a series of disastrous results.

Despite adding to the squad that won the Premier League last year, Moyes' side languish in seventh place in the league and 23 points behind leaders Liverpool.

On Sunday the team lost 2-0 to Everton to put Champions League qualification out of reach which has led to further calls for the club to act.

Because of the club's listing on the New York Stock Exchange, it is believed the owners, the Glazer family, will make an official announcement after the exchange's opening on Tuesday.

The Daily Mirror's Manchester football correspondent, David O'Donnell told talkSPORT he believes Moyes will be shown the door before the end of the season.

He said: "There's an inevitability about this, it's been a train wreck of a season for United and Moyes never looked the right fit."

It appears 40-year-old Giggs, who has made 962 appearances in a red shirt and won 13 Premier League titles, could be his successor for the short-term, as a caretaker, and possibly permanently.

"I think Ryan Giggs would certainly be a long-term candidate for the job," added O'Donnell.

"He's doing his pro-license now and knows the club inside out but, more appropriately, he would come in if the club decide to get rid of David Moyes before the end of the season.

"In my mind there is no point in keeping David Moyes on until the end of the season because if they make their decision, as we understand they have done, then really he must go now."

Moyes was handed a six-year deal last summer after replacing the club's iconic manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Ferguson, who remains a member of the club's board, selected and informed Moyes that he was to replace him at the helm of the club.

Following his appointment, United board member Sir Bobby Charlton spoke of "the long-term" and building "teams for the future as well as now" under Moyes.

On Monday afternoon, speculation as to who could replace Moyes gathered pace, with Netherlands national coach Louis Van Gaal and Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp among the bookies favourites to take over.

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Comments Comments
Red in bed wrote (286 days ago):
There will be many managers who will come and go before Man utd lift the league title again. Moyes will probably remembered as one of the better ones !
Angela in Coleraine wrote (286 days ago):
Give the man a chance. Its the players who should be taking the grief, they're on the pitch not scoring not the manager! Team only as good as its players. Wonder how good owners of Man Utd would be at managing .....
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