David Moyes sacked as Manchester United manager

David Moyes was appointed on the personal recommendation of Alex Ferguson

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Manchester United Football Club announced Tuesday the sacking of the club’s manager, David Moyes, following a hugely disappointing season.

The club announced that Ryan Giggs will temporarily take over, while it continues searching for a new permanent manager.


Moyes has been in charge of the team since last July. The 50-year-old Scot was appointed following a personal recommendation from his predecessor, Alex Ferguson, who retired at the end of last season.

Ferguson steered the team for 26 years, and directed them into winning the title for 13 times during his reign.


Moyes was the manager of Everton for 11 seasons, but never won a major trophy. He was given a six-year contract, but the team rolled from one loss to another.


The final straw for the club’s owners, the Glazer family, was a 2-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday, and the club failed to qualify for the Champions league for the first time since 1995-96.

(With Reuters)

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