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Managerial snub for Moyes following ‘exchange of ideas’ in Turkey

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Despite holding talks over the vacant manager's position at Galatasaray, former Manchester United boss David Moyes has lost out to Cesare Prandelli.

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes will not be the next manager of Galatasaray, with ex-Italy boss Cesare Prandelli due to be officially unveiled on Tuesday.

Moyes had travelled to Turkey for talks following the departure of Roberto Mancini, and it was claimed at the time that the ex-United manager had “exchanged ideas” with the Turkish giants.

A Galatasaray spokesman confirmed that the club’s president had spoken with Moyes at the end of last month, while stating that Jurgen Klinsmann and Joachim Loew were the club’s first two choices.

However the Guardian is now reporting that Prandelli will be unveiled as the next manager in less than 24 hours.

The report comes following a statement on Galatasaray’s official website revealing that Prandelli was on his way to Istanbul prior to his official unveiling on Tuesday afternoon.

The news may well come as a blow for Moyes, who will be hoping to be given another chance sooner rather than later.

His time at Old Trafford did not go according to plan. However, the former Everton manager showed glimpses that he could manage an elite club, most notably in United’s outstanding away record and in their progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, where they held their own against Bayern Munich for much of the two-legged contest.

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