David Moyes meets his end at United - just as Hodgson did at Liverpool

Roy Hodgson

David Moyes' tenure at Manchester United is over - and his spell in charge at Old Trafford draws parallels to Roy Hodgson's stint at Liverpool.

With United lying in seventh place in the Premier League table just one season after being crowned champions, it's been a shambolic campaign to say the least, as the Red Devils struggle to come to terms with the departure of the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson.

And Moyes has paid for that woeful record with his job, as the former Everton boss exits Old Trafford just 10 months into his six-year contract at the club, leaving United to look for another new manager. Whilst the results simply haven't been good enough, there has been an atmosphere around the club for months; a sense that Moyes was simply dragging the club down.

The situation feels somewhat comparable to that of Liverpool in 2011. The Reds appointed Fulham's Roy Hodgson to replace long-serving manager Rafael Benitez in the summer of 2010, after the now England boss had impressed working on a budget with the mid-table side - sound familiar?

Hodgson made a number of underwhelming signings, including the capture of a player from his former club, Paul Konchesky, who became a figure of hilarity at Anfield for his consistently poor displays, which can certainly be compared to Moyes' signing of Marouane Fellaini.

But Hodgson's downfall came from his reserved demeanour in press conferences and interviews, which exhibited something of a 'small club mindset', as well as losing home games to inferior opposition and playing a turgid brand of football that alienated fans.

The similarity between Hodgson and Moyes is eerie, but Moyes ultimately leaves Old Trafford with a 53% win percentage - the third best in the club's history, whereas Hodgson's 42% win percentage at Liverpool is one of the worst in the club's history.

But if anything, Hodgson has shown that there is certainly success following disappointment. He may have taken a step down to manage West Brom, but he rebuilt his career before being chosen as England manager in 2012. Moyes may need to take a similar drop, once again matching Hodgson, if he is to re-establish himself in the Premier League.

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