Manchester United announced the sacking of David Moyes earlier today which will be welcomed by some of the club’s fans while others may feel a twinge of disappointment that things didn’t work out.
United are now faced with the massive task of who they appoint this summer to get the side back to the top of the Premier League, knowing they don’t have Champions League football to attract some transfer targets this summer.
That may not be such a bad thing because Liverpool have shown this season how effective it can be to have fewer games and to be able to enjoy more rest in between matches.
United are also in the fortunate position where they can cope financially where other sides would struggle.
United’s global commercial and sponsorship network should allow them to draw on the funds they will miss out on from the Champions League and if they miss out on the Europa League.
Moyes has taken some of his back room staff with him and Ryan Giggs has been appointed in temporary charge of the side for the rest of the season.
Moyes struggled throughout the campaign to deal with the magnitude of the job that he had taken on.
His signings were questioned, his tactics were questioned and his man management was questioned as he never seemed to get to grips with the situation he found himself in as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor.
The future is difficult to gauge for Moyes from this point forward but he could well end up back in management sooner rather than later with potential jobs at Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United opening up.
Both parties will move on and perhaps the most disappointed man of all will be Fergie, as ‘The Chosen One’ has failed to deliver on his backing.
Here’s what Manchester United fans have had to say about the sacking on Twitter.
Although this season has been embarrassing, I felt Moyes deserved at least 2 years to try and get it right. #MUFC— Ben Smith (@my_name_is_ben) April 22, 2014
Can't blame a trier but it was evident from day one Moyes was out of his depth. #MUFC— Von Anticx (@DJ_Anticx) April 22, 2014
Games played & managed by David Moyes in his career: 962. Games played & managed by Ryan Giggs in his career: 962. Righty ho. #mufc— Adam Mills (@AdamMillsUK) April 22, 2014
Ferguson choosing Moyes as his replacement was a brilliant ruse all along. Made what he achieved look even more impressive. #MUFC— Ashley Mann (@AJPMann) April 22, 2014