After years of unrivalled success under Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United clearly understand that persevering with a manger long term can work wonders for a football club.
David Moyes will be hoping for the same amount of perseverance and success as the new Manchester United manager. However he needs to have a good start.
For years, Manchester United have been the unrivalled kings of the Premier League, winning countless trophies under Ferguson, however with teams progressing around them, it’s imperative that Moyes begins his Manchester United career finishing high up the table.
I want to look at Moyes’ chances of keeping the most coveted job in England depending on which position in the table Manchester United finish this season.
Needless to say, if Manchester United finish first this season, and retain their championship, then Moyes’ job won’t be under any scrutiny, and he will be given a few more seasons to keep doing well.
However if United finish 1st this season, then the pressure will build on Moyes to keep doing well, something Ferguson handled superbly, and something Moyes has very little experience of doing at the top of the table.
So if he performs well in the seasons after this one, then he will enjoy a long stint in the United dugout, however if he fails to perform, he could see his United career cut short.
If Moyes manages second place this season, then the pressure will automatically build, because United fans aim for the title and nothing less.
Moyes’ management will be scrutinised by the board to see if it was his fault or the players fault for not retaining the trophy.
If this happens then the next few seasons will be taken into account to see whether Moyes is up to the job. If he does manage second, then it is of paramount importance he finishes first in one of the following three seasons, or he could be finding his way out of Old Trafford.
Needless to say if Manchester United don’t finish in the top two, then alarm bells will be ringing within the minds of the Supporters and of the board. The board will most likely look at Moyes' transfers over the two windows, or at his tactics, to see if they are at fault.
If they are at fault he will most likely be given only one more season to put it right, and if he doesn’t manage to, then he will almost certainly be let go.
4th or below-
It is ridiculous or almost unthinkable that Manchester United will finish this low down the table (for their standards) however it is not impossible, contemplating the teams around them progressing massively.
As unlikely as it is that United will finish this low, if it does indeed happen, Moyes can more or less kiss his job good bye, depending on the leniency of the board.
There is no reason for United to finish this low, but if they do and Moyes stays for whatever reason, then the pressure will be ramped up for him to do well, and if he doesn’t perform his managerial career could really take a blow.
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