MAN UTD: MOYES OUT. GIGGS IN.
Even though tonight is Champions League semi final, there is very little about the matches being discussed in the news. All the papers and sports news on TV are talking about since very early this morning has been the sacking of David Moyes by Manchester United. There is not much one can add to all the comments, opinions, facts, photos etc. So I have chosen a few things worth reading to make your job easy to understand it all. Moyes is an extremely decent man and a highly regarded manager. Some blame the new football results first policy, others bring up the appalling sequence of negative records he broke. And the foreigners taking over the biggest teams in the world is also on the spotlight.
The interim managerial position will be taken over by veteran Welsh player Ryan Giggs. According to Press Reports, Giggs has been very critical of Moyes. Well. let’s see how much better he can do it himself now.
The name most mentioned to take over Moyes is of Dutchman Louis van Gaal. He has rejected the chance to become Tottenham manager – paving the way for the Dutchman to become David Moyes’ successor at Manchester United. Van Gaal, 62, will take Holland to this summer’s World Cup in Brazil. I’m sure he is extremely competent. He is a good friend of Mourinho’s and I heard him talk in the Portuguese tribute night organised by the Football Writers Association in London. It was on of the most boring, arrogant and self serving speech I have ever heard in my life. it will be interesting to see how he works with the American owner of Old Trafford team.
Oliver Holt’s comments explains perfectly what has happened and the implications in the decision: to take the job in the first place and then to have lost it. And all without pretense melodrama, high morals or this is how it is like ….. He describes the post as a poison chalice but one that Moyes had to take.
And it is hardly surprising considering the heavy media scrutiny. Here is an article published on the Daily Telegraph nearly a month ago.