David Moyes sacked as Manchester United manager
Manchester United confirm that they have parted company with the Scot after less than a year in charge
April 22nd, 2014
David Moyes has left the position of Manchester United manager less than a year since he was installed in the Old Trafford hotseat following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at Everton led to more murmurings of discontent among the Manchester United supporters and the Glazer family have decided that they need a new man in charge for next season, with Louis van Gaal the bookmaker favourite to take the helm.
It appears that the job was simply too big for Moyes despite his achievements at Everton where the club regularly punched above their weight for many seasons.
Robin van Persie, Rio Ferdinand and Danny Welbeck have all reportedly clashed with Moyes over his selection and training methods over the past few months and Manchester United released a statement on Tuesday morning.
The statement said: “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.”
Gary Neville has been vocal about the mismanagement of the situation and condemned the way that information leaked out of the club to the media before the news became official.
“I have to say I find it repulsive the way these rumours break,” Neville told Sky Sports. “I don’t like it, I’ll never get used to it, even though this is the world we live in. It needs to be clarified pretty quickly by the club and they need to break rank and do what they don’t usually do, which is make a statement pretty quickly.
“The weight and explosion of the information coming out concerns me. That club, for 20-odd years, contained and managed information. It was completely off the scale like nothing else that’s happened at the club in 20 years.”