Thoughts On David Moyes Joining UnitedBy Ryan Grant • May 8th, 2013 • Category: News |
So, it looks like David Moyes will be announced as Manchester United’s new manager, following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement announcement.
It was interesting to read that Everton chairman Bill Kenwright apparently had no idea that Manchester United wanted David Moyes prior to today (Wednesday).
United were not actually required to make an official approach for Moyes, due to his contract expiring, and so one can only wonder whether this (potential) move was planned privately months in advance with the club and Bill Kenwright himself having no idea what was going on behind their backs.
Furthermore, it’s no secret that Sir Alex and David Moyes are good friends, so it’s more than possible that Moyes knew Ferguson was retiring and was told not to sign his contract with a view to taking the United job.
Or perhaps it’s simply a co-incidence that Moyes has not opted to sign a new contract and his contract ends just as Sir Alex Ferguson is retiring. There’s probably nothing sinister going on – he probably only found out this week that Ferguson would retire.
It’s very rare that a manager runs his contract down and so annoyingly, Everton would receive no compensation whatsoever should Moyes become the United manager. This leaves Everton in a pickle should they look to bring in a manager who is in contract at another club – they would have to pay them compensation – this would surely eat into any transfer budget. If only he had signed his contract 6 months ago!
Would it have made much difference if Moyes had secured Champions League qualification with us for next season? He may have given it a chance with us, but with a job like this not coming round too often, one would have to think it would of made no difference whatsoever had we secured Champions League qualification. It’s most likely Moyes was just planning on waiting until the end of the season to weigh up his options – to see if the likes of the Manchester United job would become available.
Some fans will see Moyes leaving as a blessing in disguise – a make or break for Everton. Yes, we do have a core of good players, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the likes of Baines in particular end up in Manchester United shirts next season. People don’t realise what they had until it’s gone.
Others will be disappointed to see Moyes go, not only because of the job he has done for us but most importantly because who will replace him?
With the budget and calibre of players United have, it’s more than likely Moyes will be a success at United, and so many Evertonians will be kicking themselves seeing what Moyes can do with such great resources.
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