As was reported yesterday, David Moyes is no longer Manchester United manager.
The club released a short statement at 8.30am this morning saying: “Manchester United has announced that David Moyes has left the club. The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role.”
Last night someone at the club, believed to be Ed Woodward, briefed the country’s press to let them know that Moyes would be leaving the club. There were suggestions that the club needed to wait until it was mathematically impossible for us to play in the Champions League next season before making the decision, which reduces how much the club needs to pay out to Moyes.
Whilst, like many fans, I believed Moyes had to be sacked, it’s disappointing to see the way the club has gone about it. Was it really necessary to leak it to the press yesterday? What does that achieve? For all Moyes’ failings as a football manager for a club aiming to be at the top, he has always come across as a decent enough bloke and you have to wonder what the point in humiliating him is.
Louis van Gaal and Jürgen Klopp have been linked with replacing him, although rumours suggest that Ryan Giggs will take charge for the remaining four games of the season, with Nicky Butt alongside him.