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Latest on Moyes: Giggs and Butt to take the wheel for rest of season?

Apr 21, 2014, 5:39 PM EDT

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Details continue to filter out regarding the expected firing of David Moyes as Manchester United manager, and it looks like Red Devils legend Ryan Giggs will have fellow admired United star Nicky Butt by his side in the dugout for the rest of 2014.

This comes from The Telegraph’s Mark Ogden, the same man who reported the impending firing early this morning. Giggs would be the acting manager while Butt assists him.

United has lost 10 games in 22 tries since the calendar turned. They lost just five Premier League matches under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2012-13.

A Manchester United spokesman told the AFP that “David Moyes has definitely not been sacked!” but refused to comment on the reports that he would be done by the end of the season.

Ogden’s report adds that:

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.

Butt, the former Manchester United and Newcastle United midfielder, has been the Manchester United U21 manager this season while Giggs would be sliding up from the roster to the manager’s seat after playing in just 21 matches this season.

This is the cover of tomorrow’s Telegraph:

  1. andynormile - Apr 21, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    It never pays to be the person having to follow a legend

  2. mdac1012 - Apr 21, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    I actually feel sorry for the guy. This disaster of a Man -U season would be so much more enjoyable if Sir Alex were still the manager.

  3. unclemosesgreen - Apr 21, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    It doesn’t seem to have been the fairest of trials. There’s no one more panicky than a BPL team Board of Directors. Fulham are the perfect example at the bottom of the table, for doing the double. Norwich City get a special call-out as well for letting Chris Hughton go so late that there’s no time for Neil Adams to change much.

    It’s sad to see grown men acting so foolishly.

  4. Ian's Rushtache - Apr 21, 2014 at 6:31 PM

    With friends like Fergie, who needs enemies?

  5. dfstell - Apr 21, 2014 at 6:34 PM

    I wish they would just DO IT. I hit refresh all day long today and he never got sacked. Very disappointing.

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