David Moyes could be on his way out of Old Trafford as reports suggest that the Manchester United board has finally given up on ‘The Chosen One’.
Reports suggest that the Glazers and the United chief Executive Ed Woodward, who were determined to back Moyes through a turbulent season, have finally lost confidence in Ferguson’s appointed successor and are due to sack him any time soon.
It seems that the final nail on his coffin came at the hands of his former employers as United bowed down to Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park over the weekend. Though David Moyes seemed positive of turning things around at Old Trafford, it seems that he is likely to face the sack even before he completes the season with the Reds.
David Moyes has led Manchester United to its worst season in decades and reports earlier suggested that he had even lost the dressing room following a bust-up with his crucial players. However Sir Alex Ferguson’s backing and the fact that the Red Devils wanted to have a stable management at the helm of things enabled Moyes to continue with his project at United. But with the club out of all tournaments, sitting 7th on the Premier League table, it seems that he has finally been given enough chances to prove his merit.
It is no secret that Manchester United’s dismal performance this season is also due to the lack of quality players in the squad and in order to rectify that, the club was willing to spend close to £200million in the summer transfer window. However it is now being reported that the Board does not trust David Moyes with the rebuilding of the squad and hence will be sacking the manager to avoid further damage. Moyes’ summer singing, Fellaini, has proven to be a no-show for United while the manner in which Mata has been utilised suggests that Moyes is not quite the right manager to be able to take the best out of his players.
Hence, it seems that Ryan Giggs will be appointed as the interim manager at Old Trafford while the search is on for the permanent replacement for David Moyes. Lots of names have been doing the rounds in the media, with Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp, Holland coach Louis van Gaal and Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone leading the ranks.
It had earlier been reported that United representatives had met with Van Gaal to discuss the job with the Dutch manager while Klopp too seems to be a top contender for the job. However, no concrete reports have yet surfaced regarding Moyes’ successor at Old Trafford.
It seems that David Moyes has seen almost everything this season-from being appointed as the ‘Chosen One’ to the banner ‘Moyes Out’ flying above Old Trafford. Hence the fact that he will see the door will not come as a rude shock to the fans, some of which were ready to tear down his posters to voice their dissent against the manager who single-handedly destroyed Si Alex Ferguson’s legacy at Manchester United.