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    Default David Moyes to be sacked as Manchester United manager

    David Moyes to be sacked as Manchester United manager after losing support of the club's Glazer family owners
    Manchester United manager will pay the price for his disastrous tenure at Old Trafford




    David Moyes is facing the sack as Manchester United manager with the club’s owners, the Glazer family, preparing to call time on the Scot’s disastrous tenure at Old Trafford.

    Just 11 months after being handed a six-year contract as Sir Alex Ferguson’s hand-picked successor at United, Moyes is understood to have lost the backing of the Glazers and senior executives at the club, with Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at Everton proving the final straw.

    The 50-year-old’s reign could end before Saturday’s Old Trafford encounter with Norwich City if he chooses to seek assurances over his future which executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is unlikely to be able to offer.

    The backroom staff appointed by Moyes in place of Ferguson’s coaches Mike Phelan and Rene Meulensteen are also likely to be moved on, with Steve Round, Jimmy Lumsden and Phil Neville having struggled to earn the respect and backing of the players.

    The future of Chris Woods, who has overseen a marked improvement in the form of David de Gea as goalkeeping coach, is uncertain.

    United have yet to actively pursue a replacement for Moyes, with the Glazers remaining supportive of the former Everton manager until the weekend.

    But with Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp earning admirers at Old Trafford after building a young, vibrant and successful team in Germany, the 46-year-old is expected to be favoured ahead of the likes of Louis van Gaal, Diego Simeone and Ryan Giggs, whose lack of experience is likely to count against his prospects of securing the manager’s job.

    The Glazers are known to be hugely disappointed by the team’s performances this season and regard the increasing likelihood of a seventh place finish as substantially below expectations, despite the acceptance that Ferguson’s departure would lead to turbulence this campaign.

    With United needing to close a six-point gap on sixth-placed Tottenham in order to salvage Europa League qualification, the club is facing the ignominious prospect of failing to qualify for European football for the first time since the 1981-82 season.

    It has also been noted by senior figures that United are set to become the worst defending champions in Premier League history, equalling the seventh place finish of Ray Harford’s Blackburn Rovers in 1996.

    Concern has grown among the United hierarchy over the direction the team has taken under Moyes and the disaffection of several senior players has also been transmitted to influential power brokers at the club.

    And with the Glazers and Woodward handing Moyes several opportunities to arrest the team’s slump this season, including persevering with him after the 3-0 defeat at home to Liverpool last month when his position was under greatest threat, there is now a realisation that the manager has been a central factor in the downturn this season and that he is unlikely to be able to reverse the situation.

    Ferguson’s support of Moyes is also understood to have been eroded by the poor performances and results, as well as the breakdown of the manager’s relationship with Giggs and the Welshman being marginalised, on and off the pitch, by Moyes.

    With United overlooking the claims of Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti to appoint Moyes on Ferguson’s recommendation last summer, the former Preston manager has struggled from the outset to impose himself on the job at Old Trafford.

    Repeated complaints about the difficulty of United’s start to the season, which saw the team face Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City in the first month of the campaign, hinted at Moyes’s discomfort in the role.

    And although Moyes successfully persuaded Wayne Rooney to commit his future to the club after attempting to leave last summer, persistent rumours of discontent in the dressing-room failed to subside, with Robin van Persie, Giggs, Nemanja Vidic and Danny Welbeck all disenchanted with the new regime.

    Moyes alarmed his bosses by failing to be decisive during the summer transfer window, which resulted in a disastrous £27.5m purchase of Marouane Fellaini from Everton minutes before the deadline and, having failed to add sufficient reinforcements, he oversaw a poor start to the season from which the team has been unable to recover.

    The Glazers remained supportive, however, and sanctioned the £37.5m club record signing of Juan Mata from Chelsea in January in an effort to boost the team’s prospects of a late-season surge into the Champions League qualification positions.

    But results have continued to disappoint, with United losing 10 of their 22 games so far in 2014 and Moyes’s team breaking new ground in negative statistics.

    Sunday’s defeat at Everton was their 11th league reverse this season – a club record in the Premier League – and United are on course to record their lowest finish since the 1990 campaign, when Ferguson’s team ended the season in 13th position.

    And while supporters have so far failed to vent their frustrations, with the exception of a protest plane being flown over Old Trafford prior to the Aston Villa game last month, the club are aware of growing anger among supporters.

    If Moyes is dismissed before the final game of the season at Southampton on May 11, Giggs would be expected to take charge of the team before a more permanent replacement is appointed.
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    Default Re: David Moyes 'to be sacked' by Man United

    NOOOOOOOOOO. They cant get rid of him. he is doing a great Job at the club
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    Default Re: Damn

    oddschecker agree....not a good sign for Moyes'ey!

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    Default Re: Damn

    Why is this in News and Current Affairs??
    If at first you don't succeed.....redefine success. . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaggard View Post
    Why is this in News and Current Affairs??
    I posted to footy section so it must have been moved by an admin...

    Edit: Article on Sky Sports News suggests he's gone already so an announcement could come in next 24 hours...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.James View Post
    I posted to footy section so it must have been moved by an admin...

    Edit: Article on Sky Sports News suggests he's gone already so an announcement could come in next 24 hours...

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    I think Mickey merged the thread which may have moved the post to the News section, I edited it and actually put the story in the post rather than just a link which is pointless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bald Bouncer View Post
    I think Mickey merged the thread which may have moved the post to the News section, I edited it and actually put the story in the post rather than just a link which is pointless
    Guessed someone would do it for me, thanks. Would have done it myself but not so easy on a mobile.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.James View Post
    Guessed someone would do it for me, thanks. Would have done it myself but not so easy on a mobile.
    To be fair I did see you used a mobile that's why I did it as I know it's a pain in the arse to do it on a mobile.

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    Default Re: Damn

    personally, I would change the title or you are bound to get repeat posts

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    Default Re: David Moyes to be sacked as Manchester United manager

    no doubt we will get muppets not doing a search and posting a new thread about this
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    Default Re: David Moyes to be sacked as Manchester United manager

    Normally I defend the quick sack culture in the EPL. But Moyes hasn't proven once this season that he is capable of managing Man U. He also seems to have lost the dressing room. Much like Roy Hodgson at Liverpool, he was the wrong choice.

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    Default Re: David Moyes to be sacked as Manchester United manager

    Although it has been great to have a good laugh at United , I have felt very sorry for Moyes of late - it seems that he could just do nothing right. How much of that was because Ferguson left when he saw the beginning of a downward slide, and how much of it was because Moyes was the wrong guy....I guess we'll never know.

    Yesterday was the crux point I suppose. Losing to Moyes' old team....who themselves seem to be doing better than they ever did under his leadership.

    It'll probably be a good thing for him personally - the stress caused by last year of intense public vilifation has probably shaved a few years off of his life. Best to take some pay off money and run to the championship for a bit.

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    Default Re: David Moyes to be sacked as Manchester United manager

    When he comes out and says we "passed it brilliantly" and "played well" after I had just sat and watched them in probably the worst performance this season, then the guy is fucking dillusional and doesn't deserve his coaching badges!

    If he came out and spoke the truth and said "we were awful" people would respect him more (not much more) but it's the fact that he seems to be the only person who cannot see that we are absolutely shit that is the major problem - if he thinks we are already doing well then where does he go from here?

    Jamie Carragher got it spot on yesterday when he was talking after the game when he said "If Moyes thinks Man Utd played well there, then I worry for Man Utd"

    Fergie leaving was the end of an era, Moyes leaving will be the end of an error!

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    Default Re: David Moyes to be sacked as Manchester United manager

    Manchester United say David Moyes has not been sacked but declined to comment when asked about the manager's longer-term future.

    David Moyes: Manchester United 'no comment' on boss reports

    Manchester United say David Moyes has not been sacked but declined to comment when asked about the manager's longer-term future.

    National newspapers say the club will dispense with the Scot's services following a poor season.

    However a United spokesperson would only confirm Moyes has not been sacked.

    When pressed on whether the manager would leave before the end of the season, the spokesperson added, "we do not comment on speculation".

    None of the newspapers are reporting that Moyes has been sacked yet. The Daily Mail writes that he will be dismissed before the end of the season, while the Daily Telegraph says he has lost the support of club owners the Glazer family and is facing the sack.

    The Sun and the Daily Mirror , meanwhile, report that the United board will sack him, but that it is unclear whether this will happen before the weekend's game at home to Norwich.

    Moyes was chosen by Sir Alex Ferguson to succeed him as United manager when he stepped down from the role after 26 years in charge last summer.

    The 50 year-old was handed a six-year deal to leave Everton for the Premier League champions but his tenure could be nearing an end after just 10 months.

    United, who currently lie in seventh place in the table with four games remaining, will record their lowest ever points tally in the Premier League having struggled at Old Trafford, especially.

    Under Moyes, they have lost six league games at home, been beaten in the FA Cup by Swansea and were unable to prevent Sunderland knocking them out of the Capital One Cup in the semi-finals.

    In March, supporters chartered a plane to fly overhead trailing a banner with the words, "Wrong One - Moyes Out" during the Premier League win over Aston Villa.

    The Reds will also miss out Champions League football for the first time since 1995 and are in danger of missing out on European competition altogether for the first time since 1990.

    United did reach the last eight of the Champions League before being knocked out by Bayern Munich and Moyes argued that their best displays had been in the competition.

    But the Scot has been dogged by claims of fallouts with his squad.

    When midfielder Anderson joined Fiorentina on loan in January, he was quoted as saying other United players "wanted out" although he later denied it.

    Rio Ferdinand and Robin van Persie also made less than complimentary comments about his management style, while Javier Hernandez and Wilfried Zaha posted cryptic quotes on Twitter.

    And this weekend, Manchester-born striker Danny Welbeck was reported to be considering his future after becoming frustrated at regularly being played out of his favoured position.

    Moyes left Everton after 11 seasons saying he could not turn down the opportunity to move to Old Trafford and began his job on 1 July.

    However, United endured a difficult summer transfer window and failed in reported bids for Barcelona's Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas.

    A double bid for Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines was dismissed as "derisory and insulting" by Moyes' old club Everton, although Fellaini finally joined on transfer deadline day for £27.5m.

    Moyes was unhappy with a difficult start to the season, during which his side played Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City in their first five games.

    "I find it hard to believe that's the way the balls came out of the bag, that's for sure," he said.

    But his reign began in style with a 2-0 victory over Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield at Wembley, followed by a 4-1 win away at Swansea City in the first league game of the season.

    However, things got worse quickly with defeats away at rivals Liverpool and City on the way to what will be United's worst ever Premier League season.

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    Default Re: David Moyes to be sacked as Manchester United manager

    I think his biggest mistake when he took over was immediately sacking all the backroom staff.

    Whoever takes over has got a massive job on in my opinion, most of that squad is not good enough to keep the club at the top.

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    Default Re: David Moyes to be sacked as Manchester United manager

    It's official he's getting sacked in the morning...

    David Moyes will be sacked as Manchester United manager after losing support of the club's Glazer family owners

    Manchester United manager will pay the price for his disastrous tenure at Old Trafford and leave the club on Tuesday

    David Moyes will be sacked as Manchester United manager on Tuesday after the club’s owners, the Glazer family, decided to end the Scot’s disastrous tenure at Old Trafford.

    Ryan Giggs, with Nicky Butt as his assistant, will take charge until the end of the season. Giggs has served as player-coach under Moyes while Butt has worked with the reserves.

    The Glazers have handed executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward the mandate to dismiss Moyes less than 12 months into his £4million-a-year, six-year contract after United’s defeat at Everton on Sunday confirmed their failure to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

    Moyes is likely to receive compensation of one year’s salary rather than the remaining five years of his deal, with key performance targets having been missed in United’s worst *campaign for almost a quarter of a century. He will be forced to endure the humiliation of reporting for training before the formalities of his departure are completed.

    The backroom staff he appointed in place of Sir Alex Ferguson’s coaches Mike Phelan and Rene Meulensteen are also likely to be moved on, with Steve Round, Jimmy Lumsden and Phil Neville having struggled to earn the players’ respect. The future of Chris Woods, who has overseen a marked improvement in the form of David de Gea as goalkeeping coach, is uncertain.
    United have yet to actively pursue a replacement for Moyes, with the Glazers remaining supportive of the former Everton manager until the weekend. Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp has admirers at Old Trafford after building a young, vibrant and successful team in Germany, and the 46-year-old is expected to be favoured ahead of candidates such as Louis van Gaal and Diego Simeone. Giggs’s lack of experience is likely to count against him securing the job in the long term.
    Carlo Ancelotti, currently in charge of Real Madrid, could be in the frame as he has failed to to settle at the Bernabéu following his move from Paris St-Germain last summer.
    The Glazers regard the likelihood of a seventh-place finish as substantially below expectations, despite the acceptance that Ferguson’s departure would lead to turbulence this campaign. The owners thus do not wish to entrust Moyes with the £150million transfer funds available in the summer.
    With United needing to close a six-point gap on sixth-placed Tottenham to salvage potential Europa League qualification, the club is facing the ignominious prospect of failing to qualify for European football for the first time since 1982.
    Senior United figures have also noted that United are poised to become the worst defending champions in Premier League history, equalling the seventh-place finish of Ray Harford’s Blackburn Rovers in 1996.
    Concern has grown among the United hierarchy over the direction the team has taken under Moyes and several senior players’ disaffection has been transmitted to influential power-brokers at the club.
    With season-ticket renewals due at Old Trafford for next season, and growing anger among supporters, the prospect of Moyes being retained has led to fears of a potential drop in ticket income at a time when the club cannot rely on Champions League prize money.
    Moyes has been given several opportunities to arrest the team’s slump this season, with his position most under threat after the 3-0 defeat at home to Liverpool last month, but there is now a realisation that the manager has been a central factor in the downturn .
    Ferguson’s support of Moyes, after recommending him for the job, is also understood to have been eroded by the poor performances and results, as well as by the breakdown of the manager’s relationship with the increasingly marginalised Giggs .
    Moyes’s repeated complaints last summer about the difficulty of United’s start to the season, during which they faced Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City in the first month hinted at his discomfort in the role.
    While he persuaded Wayne Rooney to commit his future to the club after the forward attempted to leave last summer, persistent rumours of discontent in the dressing-room failed to subside, with Robin van Persie, Giggs, Nemanja Vidic and Danny Welbeck all disenchanted with the new regime.
    Moyes alarmed his bosses with his indecision during the summer *transfer window, which resulted in a disastrous £27.5million purchase of Marouane Fellaini from Everton minutes before the deadline. Having failed to add sufficient reinforcements, Moyes then oversaw a poor start to the season from which the team have not recovered.
    The Glazers sanctioned the £37.5million club-record signing of Juan Mata in January but United have lost 10 of their 22 games this year. Sunday’s defeat at Goodison Park was their 11th league reverse this season – a club record in the Premier League – and United are on course to record their lowest finish since 1990, when Ferguson’s team finished 13th.

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    Default Re: David Moyes to be sacked as Manchester United manager

    Ok so he gets sacked 5 years left in his contract no doubt multi million £ pay out .. So my question is should he be paid millions seeing he is getting the sack ?

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    Default Re: David Moyes to be sacked as Manchester United manager

    Moyes is likely to receive compensation of one year’s salary rather than the remaining five years of his deal.
    I think that explains it.
    TAR seems to be a decent bloke!

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    Default Re: David Moyes to be sacked as Manchester United manager

    If he`s got a contract that say that then good for him !!
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    Default Re: David Moyes to be sacked as Manchester United manager

    Quote Originally Posted by ilscuro View Post
    I think his biggest mistake when he took over was immediately sacking all the backroom staff.

    Whoever takes over has got a massive job on in my opinion, most of that squad is not good enough to keep the club at the top.
    Totally agree with this, appreciate he wanted his own team in but to me this totally alienated the player and upset routines.

    Only De gea has improved this season which I think he was always going to once he adapted to the style played in England as he is a class keeper.

    Im only surprised they didn't give him a 2nd year but that would have meant spending big in the summer and its clear he has struggled with this. Fellani - a poor buy and mata probably not need as they have rooney and kagawa to play as no 10.

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