David Moyes [former Manchester United coach] reveals why he will forever bear grudges against the club, saying “he was unfairly treated”.
Image: David Moyes
The British tactician who just assumed a new role at Sunderland, left United after a disgraceful campaign during the 2014/2014 season. He was sacked 10 months later after taking over reigns from legendary Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
Moyes went on to spend exactly 365 days at Real Sociedad before he was also sacked. What a crazy sport!
Following his exit, the Red Devils struggled to keep a spot in the Premier League that would see them play at the Champions League, and eventually stood at 7th place.
Louis van Gaal eventually replace Moyes in time for the 2014-15 campaign.
Though the Dutchman LVG made great efforts to move United up to 4th place and later 5th before leaving for Mourinho, Moyes had another disappointing outing at a Spanish club side Real Sociedad (2014-15).
At the time Ferguson left Old Trafford, Moyes was adjudged by many to be the next great tactician that’ll lead the team to glories. The Scot had the connections and could boast of good records with Everton, having rescued the club from near-relegation to a Champions League spot (2002-2013).
Moyes’ disgraceful exit, to him, remains an insult from those who should have accorded him some respect and understanding.
Image: David Moyes arrives Sunderland for a new beginning.
He told the press: “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.”
He also talked about his innate qualities and hopes for the future, as a top class manager.
“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.
“You don’t get offered the Real Madrid job, the Barcelona job, the Manchester United job, if you’ve not had something to suggest there’s a reason for it,” he said.
“I don’t think I have anything to prove to anybody else, but I am always proving to myself that I want to keep my standards high.
“I think I’ve got the fourth best win record in the Premier League out of all the managers. If I can even bring a bit of that to Sunderland, that will make a difference.”
Image: David Moyes was officially unveiled as Sunderland manager on Monday.