David Moyes has delivered what some could perceive to be a swipe at former club Manchester United, by stating that he believes the times of long-term planning at Old Trafford could be over.
The Scot was prematurely given the boot from his post at United , a club which prides itself on allowing managers time to right their wrongs, less than a year after taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson. Results under Moyes had been indifferent from the beginning of his reign, and talks of training room disputes and dressing room unrest paved the way for a sacking which ultimately wasn’t too surprising in the eyes of the public.
However the man himself, who has somewhat fallen off of the radar since being relieved of his duties in Manchester, wrote in the Sunday Times that he felt he wasn’t given enough time to turn things around.
“I never had the chance to thank the Manchester United supporters for the backing they gave me during my time as manager. I wish them every success in the future,” Moyes said.
“They now appreciate, I am sure, that things are changing at their club and it could well be that gone are the days of long-term planning. They were fully aware of the task I had. It was unfortunate I wasn’t given more time to succeed.”
The 51-year-old also went on to relay that he does currently have job offers on the table, despite the disastrous nature of his last professional detail. There’s no doubt that Moyes is now in just as desperate a need to rebuild his reputation as his former club, and so it will be interesting to see which club he opts for.
The now manager-less Southampton seem to be an ideal fit given their dramatic rise over the last few years, but other outfits could tempt him as he looks to regain his credibility as a top flight manager.