Aug 17, 2014, 4:39 PM EDT
Former Manchester United manager David Moyes saw his time at the Premier League squad cut short because he wasn’t able to lead the team to the top of the table–not even into a Europa League spot for that matter–ending the season at seventh place in the league standings.
Was United hard on him? Moyes thinks so.
“It was a step into the unknown and, looking back now, it was near enough the impossible job,” Moyes said, via Sky Sports. “I was devastated to lose the job because it was something I felt I could make a real success of.”
Another season would’ve surely angered the majority of United fans, who called upon the board to fire Moyes multiple times throughout the course of the season. Losses kept coming, and the heat was trained on the Scotsman for his inability to successfully take the reigns from United great Sir Alex Ferguson.
As Everton manager’s spanning 11 years, from 2002-2013, Moyes clearly wasn’t accustomed to facing the ax on such short notice. And he also argued that changes were being made, including the purchases of several high-caliber players.
“But we were in the process of making other important changes. In the end, I don’t feel I was given time to succeed or fail…In the end it was difficult for my family, the way we discovered – via the media – that I’d lost my job,” he said.
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