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article imageManchester United fires David Moyes after just 10 months at helm

By Marcus Hondro     Apr 22, 2014 in Sports
Hitting the stage after the 27-year-run of the incomparably great Sir Alex Ferguson seemed an impossible task. For David Moyes that appears to be exactly what it was. Moyes was fired by Man U. today just 10 months into his tenure.
"Manchester United has announced David Moyes has left the club," a statement on the Manchester website said. "The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role."
Moyes has the team struggling in 7th place, a far cry from where the winningest side in BPL history is accustomed to being. Last season they won their record-extending 20th title, this season in addition to their poor standing in the tables, Man U. has missed qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in 19 years.
Moyes, like Ferguson a Scot, was hand-picked by the former manager, now teaching at Harvard in the U.S., and was given a six-year contract. What he wasn't given, however, was the opportunity to turn around what would be an opening season of disappointment.
Ryan Giggs, 40, a player/asst. coach, has taken over the reigns temporarily. Early favorites to succeed the man who failed at succeeding a legend include current coach of the Netherlands, Louis van Gaal.
Moyes, who'd managed 11 largely successful seasons at Everton before taking one of the most coveted jobs in sport, was not able to push his side to play inspiring football. It did not go unnoticed by management or others involved in the sport.
"There is no disguising that the football this season has been poor, the results have been poor," the former Man U. defender Gary Neville, said. "The performances have got worse and worse."
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