Moyes sacked after just 10 months

, 22 April, 0comments  |  Jump to most recent

The Grim Reaper, planted at the United game on Sunday as a stunt by Paddy Power, taunts David Moyes from the stands at Goodison Park
David Moyes, the former Everton manager, who made the move to "better things" at Old Trafford last May has been unceremoniously dismissed from his post as manager of Manchester United after just 10 months in the job.

He leaves along with some of the backroom staff (Steve Round, & Jimmy Lumsden) he took with him from Everton on the heels of an ignominious defeat at Goodison Park, where his replacement, Roberto Martinez, masterminded a convincing 2-0 win for the Blues.

Media outlets were clearly briefed of the 50-year-old's impending dismissal yesterday but confirmation of the move didn't come the Manchester club until this morning. Moyes leaves Old Trafford having presided over Man Utd's worst points tally in the Premier League era and the former Champions look likely to miss out on a place in Europe as well.

Moyes left Goodison Park with a hero's send-off last May but the relationship with Everton soured with his pursuit of Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini and a pair of derisory bids for the two players that were summarily rejected. The Scot's assertion that Everton should let the players go "to further their careers" did not go down well with Blues' fans and he returned to his old stomping ground on Sunday to a muted but audible jeers before the match ended with chants of "sacked in the morning" from home fans.  

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