United need to dispense with legacy and appoint brave

It was only a matter of time. David Moyes is shown the door by Manchester United and light aircraft owners everywhere breath a sigh of relief. Expect a banner to be flown over Salford this week with the short, hard-hitting message: “Thanks”. Keep it in the family. Ryan Giggs is appointed interim manager, but if United have any sense, they will not prolong the caretaker role. Time to sweep the Ferguson legacy away and make United into a modern European club. Harsh assessement? Perhaps, but in their own way, United are a parochial outfit. It wasn’t the Anfield boot room, … Continue reading United need to dispense with legacy and appoint brave

Moyes will have to avoid the Busby syndrome

Sir Alex Ferguson, love him or hate him (and people are divided on the Manchester United Don as much as they are on Margaret Thatcher), has been a great football manager. So successful has he been, and not many people have statues erected in their honour in their lifetime, that few would want to follow him. David Moyes, clearly relishes the challenge. But Moyes may have more than expectation to deal with when he takes over at Old Trafford. Sir Alex has moved upstairs to become a board member and he’s an ambassador at the club. It’s likely that the … Continue reading Moyes will have to avoid the Busby syndrome