Ron Atkinson exclusive: Moyes was right to take Man United job

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David Moyes was right to take the managerial role at Manchester United last summer, Ron Atkinson exclusively told GiveMeSport. 

Atkinson, who managed the Red Devils for five years between 1981 and 1986, has revealed that he thought Moyes was the right man to take over at the club. 

Moyes' stint in charge of United proved a nightmare, however, as United finished in seventh place in the Premier League table and the Scottish coach was relieved of his duties with four league games remaining. 

And when asked whether Moyes should have taken the managerial hot seat in the first place, Atkinson told GiveMeSport: "No, not too soon. It's not very often you get the opportunity to manage Manchester United. In fact it's only come up once in the last 26-years. 

"I'll be honest, when he took the job I thought he was the one. It didn't quite work out for him. He would be very disappointed in the performance level. Whether the players didn't totally buy into a change of manager. 

"Some senior players there that have only known more a less one manager and whether they couldn't quite play to what David Moyes wanted to do."

With Moyes now out of work, Atkinson has insisted that the ex-Manchester United manager will come back strong when takes up his next role in football. 

It remains to be seen as to whether Moyes will opt for a Premier League club when taking on his next job, but Atkinson is sure that he won't be short of offers in the future. 

He continued by saying: "But I will say this, he will be back. He will come back. He's a prove Premiership manager. He's often said he wanted to work in Germany, but if not there will be clubs looking to turn their fortunes around if he stays in England."

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