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Is Moyes the Man?

With it being common knowledge that Sir Alex Ferguson can`t go on forever and will retire one day, the name of his potential successor will continue to court speculation.

However, when it comes to a successor, the Sunday Express reckons Sir Alex is thought to favour the appointment of a fellow Scot, David Moyes.

Moyes, now 49, has commanded respect with all the work he has done at Goodison Pak and it would, no doubt, be interesting to see him given the chance at a really big club.

However, if the job is to be given to a foreign manager, then the paper infers that Sir Alex would prefer Jose Mourinho to be given the role as opposed to the much vaunted Pep Guardiola

Interesting!




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The Journalist

Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 16 2012

Time: 2:51PM

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Maybe one day but I doubt it'll be immediately after Fergie leaves. When Fergie leaves we need someone with a very strong and bold character who also likes to play football in the way the clubs current squad is set up to play. As such I highly doubt it's going to be Guardiola, class manager but only proven in one league with the best team arguably in football history not to mention the best footballer in football ever. We don't have the players to play tika-taka and as such I really can't see it being him. Personally I can't see past Mourinho, he wants to come back to English football and has had plenty of opportunities yet he has stayed in Spain which leads me to strongly believe he's waiting for Fergies position. Not sure whether he will be viewed as a long term solution as he's never built and rebuilt squads and his transfers don't really take into consideration the long-term vision of the club, examples being Chelsea and inter, (though this looks like its changing with some of his acquisitions at Real Madrid with all of Di Maria, Modric, Ozil , Khedira and Varane being brought at a decent price at a good age) but he can bear the burden of when Fergie initially leaves for a few years. From there we would have to looks at managers who suit the clubs philosophy and style as such, Klopp, Loew, Blanc or Moyes are all viable candidates.
TheFamousNo7
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16/12/2012 16:50:00

I've often thought that's Moyes could be the next utd manager. Can't see the club going for Mourinho though he is a class manager but he has too much of a media circus revolving around him I can't see that sitting well with the club board.
MotorMad
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17/12/2012 08:15:00

Thing is who ever succeeds Fergie will be a target by the media, any hint of failure or inability to fulfill the high standards Fergie set and they'll get eaten alive by the media. So, whilst it might not be ideal to have mourinhos media circus I can't think of anyone with a bolder character to take them on and steady the ship after Fergie initially leaves.
TheFamousNo7
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17/12/2012 12:24:00

Sorry, but after coming out immediately after the Stoke game and condemning Fellaini's head but, Moyes has proved himself too honest and classy to take over at old trafford. Don't think he banned a single member of the press for asking him about it either. Maybe you'd better stick with eye-gouger Mourinho, he'd fit in better.
fifthcolumnblue
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18/12/2012 03:56:00

Won't you lads need him when Mancini and Ballotelli take the double act on tour? Can't wait for the Morecambe and Wise style Christmas special.
MotorMad
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18/12/2012 08:09:00

City fans talking of class? Thought that holier-than-thou ship had sailed considering last weeks 'classy' showing.
TheFamousNo7
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18/12/2012 11:34:00

Yeah, whatever you say Famous.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/01/27/article-1246554-080CD1C2000005DC-535_468x286.jpg
fifthcolumnblue
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18/12/2012 17:13:00

This filthy blue just wont stay away will he?
ForeverUnited
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18/12/2012 18:55:00

Aw, touched a nerve fornever?
fifthcolumnblue
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18/12/2012 20:18:00

Notice how we don't get on a high horse fcb because we know there's fan hooliganism in our fanbase whilst you seem to conveniently ignore yours and start taking a high ground?
TheFamousNo7
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18/12/2012 22:27:00

You know what they say about folk in glass houses fcb
MotorMad
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19/12/2012 08:06:00

Filthycolumn you are hillarious, parading around our site spewing your usual bull*****, your comments as always are vile and childish, not expecting anything else from you. Go on now run along, back to the pantomime.
nordkap
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19/12/2012 19:48:00

Glad I amuse you nerdkrap - the feeling is mutual, I can assure you. Moyes = honest. What was that about glass houses motormad?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8V845zmQbQ aND YET YOUR MANAGER SAID NOTHING...
fifthcolumnblue
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20/12/2012 01:14:00

You sure your not a closet red fcb? It seems if your not on vital utd the rest of your spare time is spent trawling the net for videos of utd:-P
MotorMad
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20/12/2012 08:26:00

Once again fcb we don't get on our high horse about player behaviour as we know we've got a history of players behaving badly, whilst you once again have clearly forgotten yours and feel a need to get on a high horse again...
TheFamousNo7
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20/12/2012 10:28:00

Real Madrid in the group draw, we'd do well to progress. Seeing as Real Madrid la liga season is effectively over, self confessed by Mourinho himself, no doubt all their efforts will be aimed towards the champions league in an attempt to salvage a somewhat disappointing season for them. We could beat them, we certainly have the squad to and Real Madrids recent form has been very unimpressive however I just can't see past our defensive fragility being exposed by Ronaldo. If we can step up to the mark defensively then we stand a very good chance, if we don't its a champions league exit for us. The British contingent would do well to get one team through considering the draws. Quite sad how far the English game has fallen in terms of technical quality in comparison to the other big leagues in the world.
TheFamousNo7
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20/12/2012 11:03:00

Will be a very brave man who follows SEF.
oxfordspur
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20/12/2012 14:12:00

 

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