David Moyes has today released a statement coinciding with his dismissal as Manchester United boss; ten months after he was given the job. Things were never going to be easy by the “Chosen One”, but results on the pitch were unsatisfactory for the United fans & boardroom.
The 50 year old said:
“To have been appointed as manager of Manchester United, one of the biggest football clubs in the world, was and remains something of which I will always be incredibly proud.
“Taking charge after such a long period of continuous stability and success at the club was inevitably going to be a significant challenge, but it was one which I relished and never had a second thought about taking on.
“In my short time at the club I have learnt what special places Old Trafford and Carrington are. I would like to thank the United staff for making me feel so welcome and part of the United family from my first day. And of course thank you to those fans who have supported me throughout the season. I wish you and the club all the best for the future.
“I remain proud to have led the team to the quarter finals of this year’s Champions League and I remain grateful to Sir Alex Ferguson for believing in my ability and giving me the chance to manage Manchester United.”
Ryan Giggs is supposedly stepping in to take charge of United until a suitable candidate is identified and assigned to the role. Moyes, however, will now look at his options and see whether there are still clubs interested in his services following a difficult period as United manager.
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