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Report: David Moyes to be fired as Manchester United manager

Apr 21, 2014, 10:08 AM EDT

The Telegraph is reporting that time has run out for Manchester United manager David Moyes, having lost the backing of club ownership.

With yesterday’s 2-0 loss at Everton proving to be “the final straw”, the report claims that Moyes could be fired before Saturday’s match against 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 report is predicated on two conditions. First, it requires Moyes to seek assurances, something that the 50-year-old Scot may not feel the need to do given the support the Glazer family has afforded him during his first 11 months in charge. Second, assuming Moyes does seek assurances, the article claims Woodward is merely “unlikely” to offer them, affording some wiggle room for his stay.

The report was released by the Telegraph’s Mark Ogden, who has the title of “Northern Football Correspondent” meaning he is the top man for covering news out of places like Old Trafford. Through connections with the Glazer family and Sir Alex Ferguson, Ogden says the recent string of poor results combined with the apparent breakdown in relations with Ryan GiggsRobin van Persie, Nemanja Vidic and Danny Welbeck are all contributing factors to United’s decision. The article also lists other failings brought up throughout the year, including Moyes’ discomfort with a difficult early season schedule and his disastrous decision to spend over $46 million (£27.5m) to purchase Marouane Fellaini

Conceding that United have not been actively pursue a replacement for Moyes, Odgen claims that if Moyes is fired, Giggs will serve as an interim manager before a more established gaffer like Borussia Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp, Holland manager Louis van Gaal, Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc or Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone can be lured in this summer. 

As incredible story as this report feels, all indications are that Moyes’ time as manager will come to an end in the next 24-48 hours. We’ll make sure to keep you updated throughout the entire ordeal.


  1. herman23934 - Apr 21, 2014 at 11:23 AM

    Noooooooo please God no.

    • drewvt6 - Apr 21, 2014 at 1:43 PM

      you are a
      a) liverpool fan
      b) City fan
      c) Chelsea fan
      d)fan of ANY other Premiership team.

      • dannymac17 - Apr 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM

        I am a Liverpool fan. #InMoyesWeTrust

  2. mkbryant3 - Apr 21, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    Moyes to Colorado Rapids. You heard it here first.

  3. Jarred Alexandrov - Apr 21, 2014 at 12:52 PM

    about time!

  4. sw19womble - Apr 21, 2014 at 1:56 PM


    Potential top 6 finish during a rebuilding year not good enough.


    • kirielson - Apr 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM

      Except it could have been a Top 4 if Moyes knew tactics.

      Martinez’s Everton and Moyes’ Man U should all but put things into perspective.

  5. footballer4ever - Apr 21, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    Moyes should have some dignity towads himself and resign before waiting to be fired. It’s not the lack of signing of his own players that will make any difference for him. He’s just not suite for the position and as Kirieson mentioned Moyes lack tactics or simply put the talent around him is too big for his
    own experience. It’s not a coincidence that Everton is doing better without Moyes and ManUnited inherited someone who is not capable to lead a powerful footbal club.

  6. paustria - Apr 22, 2014 at 12:49 AM

    I hope this is TRUE.

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