Moyes Now Begins Uneasy Path To Redemption

Despite a successful 11-year tenure at Everton, David Moyes' ten months at Old Trafford will now taint his career. That seems unfair to Daniel Storey. Doesn't everyone fail?

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Barnesy10 (Liverpool) says...

@hometruths..4th highest spenders and in the premier League era as a whole and have probably been the 4th/5th best team...so what's your point?

Posted 5:57pm 2nd May 2014

new1fowler_9 (Liverpool) says...

Successful 11 tenure where he won tons of trophies. What did ye expect from a manager whose mission was to avoid relegation year in year out.

Posted 6:05am 2nd May 2014

SonicSP says...

I know it didn't work at MU, but I wish Moyes the best.

Posted 8:07pm 1st May 2014

solskjaer99 (Manchester United) says...

I don't think it's tarnished his reputation, anyone with any sense could see he was a decent upper mid table manager, no more, no less, certainly not a manager good enough to challenge for titles. United's annus horribilis hasn't changed what I already knew about him. If you want a manager to keep you in the league and slowly bring you towards the upper half of the table, while not every threatening to win anything, Moyes is your man. For a club like Villa he'd be perfect.

Posted 6:02pm 1st May 2014

thebigshow says...

Even if you ignore the improvement over the last two seasons and the obvious rivalry elements, as a Liverpool fan I would be horrified if Moyes took over. He can organise teams, he can make them hard to beat and they can punch above their weight - up to a certain ceiling. There's a point in the league where the way only way to really compete is to be a dominant, attacking force or to quite simply buy better players than anyone else has. Moyes just isn't the man for that. Before he went to Man Utd I thought he'd have the ability to adapt his methods, be more forward thinking at a club that demands it while keeping his resilience. I was wrong. He's shown he can do a decent job at taking a team from 16th to 7th (in todays league) but he can't do anything more. If he goes to Villa he'll do a great job.

Posted 2:26pm 1st May 2014

solskjaer99 (Manchester United) says...

Why on earth would Spurs want Moyes? They sacked AVB because Levy demanded the top four, why appoint a man who spent over a decade trying to get into the top four, did it once when Liverpool were in shambles and before City had the cash, then took a club firmly ensconced in the top two, never mind the top four, spent £70m and took them to 7th. Is this really the man Spurs want? Moyes found his level at Everton, he isn't a champions league manager and never will be, so if Spurs have ambitions of reaching the Champions League they should avoid him at all costs. I predict he'll end up at Newcastle and keep them steadily in 6th-7th position.

Posted 11:09pm 30th April 2014

tonyv25 (Manchester United) says...

@jelas I most certainly do not "have it in" for Everton. They're my favourite team on FIFA. I just don't think the Martinez hype is justified. Some have touted him as manager of the season, and as west brom showed, lukaku makes an enormous difference. Do you honestly expect to be in the top 4 next season? I just cannot see it happening- in my opinion, 7th is more likely. But hey, what on earth do I know- its just my opinion.

Posted 6:04pm 30th April 2014

treeman1 says...

But what is your evidence for saying that foreign clubs are more prepared to overlook managers' past failures? Spurs went for avb, Steve Bruce and Neil warnock keep getting jobs, Everton appointed a relegated manager as did villa with mcleish, pepe mel and manuel pellegrini were sacked by Spanish clubs and given jobs by English ones...

Posted 4:52pm 30th April 2014

ajsr1982 (Liverpool) says...

Despite my allegiance, I like David Moyes. He's generally always behaved with a great deal of dignity and I hope he manages to go on and have a long and successful career. Newcastle or Aston Villa would make a good destination for him, as would Germany. If there is one thing that has been highlighted though in his tenure at Old Trafford though, it's that he doesn't have the necessary arrogance or ego to manage at a truly massive club. Everton, Newcastle and Villa are big clubs, but they aren't behemoths. Right from day one, Moyes looked a little starstruck and dare I say it, small time. Hodgson was exactly the same at Liverpool. To sum it up, successful managers at huge clubs expect things, rather than hope for them. They are doers rather than triers. Maybe Moyes has learned the lesson, you never know.

Posted 3:48pm 30th April 2014

amc1967 (Manchester United) says...

I was not happy about his appointment at United and I do not agree that he couldn't have turned the job down, of course he could. That aside, when people talk about his success at Everton, everything is relative; his success there, consisted of keeping them in mid table, getting in few good cup runs and achieving one crack at a European competition, where they were woefully out of their depth. So there you have it, that is what he is good at and i have no doubt that a lower half Premiership side, or an upper half Championship side, will see those as desirable qualities and give him a job.

Posted 3:33pm 30th April 2014

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