Just 10 months into a six-year contract, "The Chosen One" was dismissed by Manchester United on Tuesday morning.
Following all the plunged results and unwanted record-breaking this season, some would have argued that United had made a correct move in time for a crucial summer ahead - if they still want to fight for the title and regain Champions League qualification next season. However, apart from the rumoured major overhaul of first-team squad, it would not be easy unless they have put every aspect right in recruiting a new manager.
The United board should have learnt a lot from this season. Finding a replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson is extremely difficult, if not impossible, and, what quality should be expected from the candidates?
A humble and hard-working man like David Moyes proved to be a mistake very unfortunately. Rumours have indicated Louis van Gaal, a well-experienced manager is emerging as a favourite to become the next man in charge of the Old Trafford dugout. Will he be successful though? United simply cannot afford another mistake this time.
Therefore the board should really know the sort of qualities of a manager that will be required to lead the club, and in Manchester United, well-experienced may not be the necessary element. Many have criticised Moyes for "over-changing" the club in a very short time, for example, dismissing the assistants of Sir Alex and bringing in his own staff.
When things are not right within the club, performances on pitch will definitely be affected, and it has costed Moyes the job eventually. By appointing a new manager who have had previous proven records, there is always a risk of him copying his own formula.
However United is a club which had their own unique culture throughout the years, and by now appointing Ryan Giggs as the interim manager, alongside three other "Class of '92" assistant coaches, who have spent most of their life in the club, will be a best way to see if "knowing the United way" is the answer to the qualities needed.
And if confidence-flowing football appeared once again in the last four matches, who would rule Giggs out of the manager's office in Carrington next season?
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