David Moyes was formally sacked by Manchester United today, when the manager attended an 8:00 am meeting with the club’s Executive Vice-chairman Ed Woodward, after rumors saying he would be fired within 24 hours, circulated like wild-fire yesterday.
David Moyes – sacked by Manchester United
And the world-famous famous club put the news on their web-site at 8:30 am – and it says something about Moyes that he arrived at the Carrington training ground at 5:00 am to thank staff before his meeting – he knew he was going to be fired.
We had an article out yesterday wondering if Newcastle would go after David, who has been panned in the press this week for his poor record at the famous Red Devils.
And would you believe it – Newcastle are immediately the bookmakers’ favorite to be David Moyes’ next club, following his departure at Manchester United.
Bookmakers’ Ladbrokes have installed Newcastle as the favorite at 4/1, with West Brom and Norwich at 5/1, and Aston Villa and Southampton are both priced at 6/1.
Moyes is still fairly young and he turns 51 on Friday, so he is about a year or so younger than Alan Pardew, and David has served 16 years as a manager with Preston, Everton and Manchester United.
Moyes’ record at Goodison was good – he had 9 top 10 finishes and 5 top 6 finishes in 11 full seasons with the Blues, and he achieved European qualification four times.
And Everton had a lot less money to spend than Newcastle in those days too.
Some news coming out is that his training methods were old-fashioned, long and tedious – but have you noticed how these things always come out once a manager is fired?
The same stuff came out when Swansea sacked Michael Laudrup earlier this year, and it seems the Swansea Chairman was the man spreading that information.
When Bobby Robson was at Newcastle he was said to use old training methods – but that didn’t stop Bobby getting the results on Tyneside.
If Mike Ashley was thinking about replacing Alan Pardew - it may be an opportune time to contact Moyes.
Whoops – I initially had Mike Ashley was thinking about replacing Mike Ashley – a Freudian slip – but that would be nice.
We’re sure some fans would prefer a new-age manager like a Brendan Rodgers or a Roberto Martinez, who have transformed Liverpool and Everton respectively this season, and play some terrific attacking football.
But anyway, let us know what you think.