David Moyes was appointed as boss of Manchester United shortly after Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement from management. Sir Alex was the man who hand-picked David Moyes as his successor.
Moyes signed a six-year contract with the Red Devils, but ended up spending only 10 months as the manager of Manchester United. The Scot only managed to get the team into a seventh position in the Premier League, meaning that the Red Devils didn’t qualify for any European action for the next season.
After Moyes’ departure, Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal was appointed as the new man in charge. Moyes was left without a job, but quickly returned to management when he joined Real Sociedad, where he also struggled.
He is currently the new boss at Sunderland, and will be looking to build his reputation back from the ground up, after his quick departure from United.
David Moyes still claims that he was the right man to take Manchester United forward, even though his first season was all but successful. He believes that he was unfairly treated at Manchester United, and should have been allowed more time with the club.
“You don’t get offered those big jobs – Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Manchester United – for no reason,” the Scot stated.
“I’ve said all along I was unfairly treated there. When you sign a six-year contract and you end up with 10 months… yeah, I believe I was.
“I didn’t win enough football matches but you must say there were mitigating circumstances. And I think you could say there are maybe things which have gone on since then that would actually justify that even more so.
“What my time at Manchester United gave me is an unbelievable idea of what it is at the top. I believe that’s where I can work and that’s where I should be working, and my level is that.”