The world of football was shocked by the announcement that Sir Alex Ferguson had decided to retire as manager of Manchester United.
After speculation circulated around the internet and then finally confirmed, football followers and Manchester United supporters specifically began wondering who would be the man to take on the task of replacing the greatest Manager the world has ever seen.
That man has been revealed to be David Moyes the long serving Everton manager.
The similarities are there for all to see and the pair clearly have a good relationship. Moyes has done a fantastic job at Everton managing to get them into fourth spot on an extremely tight budget.
But he hasn't won anything and there is a certain special manager in Spain who's won a boat load of trophies.
So why Moyes and not Jose Mourinho? United are a club that focuses on the long term stability both on and off the field. While Mourinho is likely to bring instant success to any team, he then packs his bags after three years or so in search of new challenges.
United have earned a reputation for bringing up young talent through their youth system and buying proven young talent from around the world. Mourinho's pattern of coming to a club winning most of the trophies available and then leaving do nothing to help the young players and future generation of stars break into the first team.
Moyes is the opposite, when he signs a contract he means to see it through and aims to improve the overall future of the club rather than focusing on immediate success.
Fans won't forget he was the man who introduced us to a certain Wayne Rooney, who has been vital in the last few years for United. This commitment to a club and the young players within that club, make Moyes the perfect man to take over during a hugely important transitional phase for the Manchester side.
Managers get sacked every few years at most clubs now (except the likes of Arsenal, Everton and Manchester United) and this just isn't the United way. And for them to transition well into a new phase of success they need to hold tight to the values that have made them so successful over the last two decades. I Believe David Moyes will do just that.
Do you think David Moyes is the right man for the job? If not who would you have chose? Comment below.
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