David Moyes was the bookies favourite to try and fill the exceptionally large boots Sir Alex has left behind after his illustrious 27-year reign came to an end earlier this week.
The fans seem generally happy about the appointment, as Moyes has proven his managerial credentials in his 11 years at Everton; and many fans feel he carries the same beliefs that Sir Alex has instilled into Manchester United over the last three decades.
The only rival Moyes was seemingly facing for arguably the most sought after and appealing job available in football was Jose Mourinho.
However with Mourinho’s inability to stay at a club for more than a few years, and his brash confrontational management style; many Manchester United fans were left with concerns as to whether it would disrupt the harmony and importance for solidarity within the entirety of the club which 71-year-old retiree had established over his 27 years at the helm.
Moyes’ lack of experience in Europe was another potentially worrying factor, which many Red Devils were concerned about, however, with Ferguson staying on in an ambassadorial role, many anticipate he will step in to help should his assistance be needed.
The Manchester United board’s decision to opt for Moyes has to be an encouraging sign for the league champions, as it shows the importance the club put on the values Ferguson believed were essential in making a successful club.
The club haven’t selected a headlight grabbing, attention stealing manager with the potential to disrupt a family atmospheric club; yet have plumped for a manager who focuses on the importance of youth teams and coaching who shares the same beliefs in developing a club to which Sir Alex believed in his time with the club.
This transitional period will certainly be a nervy one for Manchester United fans as many of them step into uncharted territory, which they have never had to do before; however, having faith and giving their new manager time is certainly key to maintaining their exceptionally high standards in the future.
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