David Moyes Slams Manchester United In Exposing Interview

January 16, 2023

The Scotsman spent just under a year at Old Trafford, succeeding the great Sir Alex Ferguson..

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has berated the club on the manner in which they handled his sacking back in 2014.

The former Everton and Real Sociedad boss, currently in charge of a struggling West Ham side, was sacked after just eight months in charge despite being personally selected to succeed the great Sir Alex Ferguson.

Poor performances onn the pitch mirrored the confusion and ineptitude off the field as United slumped to 7th place in the 2013/14 season, just 12 months after claiming their 20th Premier LEague title.

In the decade since, United are still yet to truly replace Ferguson, with legendary managers Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal failing while current boss Erik ten Hag is too early into his tenure to truly judge.

However, speaking on the Diary of a CEO podcast, Moyes discussed his infamous United departure, revealing the club went about it in an unsavory way.

He said: “I always think you have to give bad news well. You’re the boss, you run a really big business like Manchester United. If you’ve got any class or any style, when you’re having to give bad news out, it has to be done in a good way.

“I felt the way I was told (about the sacking) wasn’t done as well as it should’ve been. It could’ve been done better and made a lot easier. Looking back now, you think ‘hey, that’s life, get on with it’ but if you’re one of the biggest sports businesses in the world, if not the biggest, you would hope you would do things correctly.

“I found out about my sacking through the media. I tried to make contact and say ‘why don’t we meet up’ but it didn’t suit and before I knew it they called me in the day after and the whole world knew about it before I got to know.

“Sometimes people want to get it done right and I didn’t think it was right. But I genuinely don’t have any real gripe about it because of the industry I’m in.”