There Are Still Four Months Left On David Moyes' Original Contract At Manchester United
On the day Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was given a permanent position at Manchester United, let's take a look at another manager who was given the chance to prove himself at Old Trafford.
It was an unusually warm day in Manchester and the highly regarded David Moyes was given the unenviable task of succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson in July 2013.
Expectation was naturally high after those behind the scenes at United offered him a, quite frankly, ridiculous six-year contract.
So how did he get on?
Best win % as Manchester United manager in all competitions:- Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) March 28, 2019
:one: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: 74%
:two: Sir Alex Ferguson: 60%
:three: José Mourinho: 58%
:four: David Moyes: 53%
:five: Louis Van Gaal: 52% pic.twitter.com/QpkIbzz4bP
Following someone with 26 years of success under their belt was never going to be easy, but the former Everton boss struggled to put his stamp on that United side.
He signed a number of big names, including Bastian Schweinsteiger and Angel Di Maria, but six home defeats in the league, among other things, meant that his time at Old Trafford was cut short.
Moyes lasted a mere 10 months in charge at Old Trafford, with five years and two months remaining on his contract.
That means that as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's pens a three-year deal with the club, Moyes technically has four months left on his original contract .
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Since being sacked by United, the Scotsman has had three jobs, two sackings and a relegation.
He was appointed the manager of Real Sociedad, a day short of his one year anniversary at the Spanish club. He was then given the reigns at Sunderland and West Ham, but they didn't exactly go to plan either.
David Moyes' original United contract was due to expire this summer.- Rich Fay (@RichFay) March 28, 2019
Six years on and it feels like United might finally have found someone capable of bringing a serious title challenge back to Old Trafford.
Huge summer ahead, the real work starts now for Solskjaer #mufc
With four months left on original United contract, Moyes is currently without a job, although he has expressed his interest at taking over the Scotland national side:
"Club football would be my choice, but Scotland's my country and I'm really passionate," Moyes told the BBC.
"I've followed Scotland to all the tournaments when I was a young man, I used to go to Wembley regularly with my dad, so I've got some great memories of being a Scotland supporter."
Six years ago, David Moyes became Manchester United manager.- B/R Football (@brfootball) March 28, 2019
Only four months until his original contract runs out :eyes: pic.twitter.com/TTEtSJWpcA
Plenty has happened since Moyes was sacked from his role at Old Trafford, including Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho's time at the helm, but it still baffles me to this day that he has four months left on his original deal.
What did the 55-year-old do wrong during his time at Manchester United?
Let us know in the comments.
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