It’s no new news that David Moyes “failed” as a manager at United. I understand that, trust me, I do. But, must he be blamed entirely for the club’s lack of success over this past year?
It’s a fair question to ask… After all, he was the “chosen one” – handpicked by Sir Alex Ferguson himself, the most decorated/celebrated/respected manager to ever grace the premier league with his presence. A gentleman that Man United fans know as a legend among legends with an omniscient understanding of all things footy.
That being said, nobody’s truly omniscient, but last year if you had to pick one person to decide who the next manager of Manchester United should/would be, you’d have to pick Alex Ferguson to make that decision…
Here’s my point: I understand Moyes didn’t succeed in succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson, but Sir Alex didn’t succeed in picking Moyes as his successor… He failed in that regard, and trust me, it shames me to say that because: one, I appreciate that he’d even go out of his way to handpick a manager in the first place, and two, that with Man U’s best interest in hand, he must have absolutely thought Moyes to be the best man for the job (which now seems utterly absurd and slightly tarnishes my view of him as an omniscient footy deity).
I know it’s easy to say in hindsight, but Moyes didn’t fail, he’s an average manager at best, and we all knew that going in, but we also knew that Sir Alex knows best… Or at least we thought so 😦
Really quickly: NO I don’t think Sir Alex handpicked Moyes knowing/wanting him to fail so that his legacy as manager looks that much better in comparison, plus… Why would he ever want Jose Mourinho to come back to town and successfully destroy the club that he lived his whole life to serve? I’m sure that any success Jose achieves probably would irk him slightly, no? Let me know if you disagree…
Anyways, I don’t know who will or should succeed Moyes, but I do know that his résumé should have this criteria next to a bullet point: “Previous success managing and winning with a top club”
Cause logically speaking, who in the world would want a manager with little to no experience winning any top competitions?
Let me know what you think of the article. Sorry in advance if you think that defending Moyes and pushing a little bit of the blame to Sir Alex is a bit blasphemous.
Please let me know what you think about all this, I’m more than curious to hear your responses – whether they be mean, nice, or ignorant.