“David Moyes sacked watch” is in full effect now. It’s no longer David Moyes under fire, or “do you stand with Moyes or against him?” It is now full fledged “will David Moyes last the season in Old Trafford?” The Daily Mail Premier League expert who appears on NBC Sports Group’s PL pre and post game shows indicated that the 2-0 loss to Olympiacos might have been the turning point.
And now comes this from the Daily Mirror:
Manchester United will consider a managerial dream team of Dutch duo Louis Van Gaal and Frank de Boer if they pull the trigger on David Moyes.
The position of the United boss is under increasing scrutiny after a shocking performance in last Tuesday’s 2-0 Champions League defeat by Olympiakos .
United’s fortunes will need to improve significantly before the end of the season or the Glazer family will discuss sacking Moyes, just one year into his six-year contract.
And Holland boss Van Gaal – also coveted by Tottenham – has now emerged as a serious contender for the Old Trafford hot seat.
Does this seem a bit trigger happy to you? Sacking David Moyes without giving him proper time to establish his way of doing things? How can you jettison the hand-picked successor to Sir Alex Ferguson so easily? Well, United are the defending champs, and in his first season not only have they fallen out of title contention, they’ve fallen out of Champions League contention. Numerous media outlets have called his for head. Or at least ripped him.
Warren Barton and Eric Wynalda had a funny joke at Moyes expense. Then there’s the angry United fan who got this anti-Moyes tattoo. And ESPN FC drafted a list of five top candidates to replace him.
Don’t get any ideas about Sir Alex Ferguson coming out of retirement. That’s gonna happen, The Mirror also reports. Sir Alex is enjoying life with his two jobs as United Team Ambassador and his new coaching role with UEFA.
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