New Manchester United Manager: Can David Moyes step in Alex Ferguson’s shoes?

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After Sir Alex Ferguson’s announcement of his retirement today, Manchester United fans have been anxious over who will step into the big man’s boots. All eyes have been pointing in the direction of “The Special One” Jose Mourinho who might be taking a bow from Real Madrid at the end of the month. The Pep Guardiola thought had been longed knocked-out after the Spaniard was linked to replace Heynckes at Bayern Munich. You might have thought of Rafa Benitez whose future is uncertain.

However David Moyes didn’t just strike too much of a bell. The latest news on the air is that Moyes is set to replace Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. How are people taking this news?

Former United assistant manager Steve McClaren also believes Moyes is the right man for the job.

“He’s a winner and has a work ethic similar to Sir Alex,” the ex-England manager told BBC Radio 5 live. “He’s also built a dynasty and legacy at Everton.

“He’s waited many years for this opportunity and I hope he gets it.”

Former England striker Gary Lineker, who presents the BBC’s Match of the Day programme, said Moyes would be a “sensible” appointment.

However, some beg to differ. Former England striker Alan Shearer believes the appointment of Moyes could be a gamble as he has not won a trophy during 11 years in charge at Everton.

“Anyone who has worked with David Moyes says great things about his man-management and his coaching,” Shearer told BBC Sport.

“The only thing you would say is that he has not won a trophy at Everton.

“But I suppose anyone who goes into Manchester United is a big gamble because it is going to be one heck of a big pair of shoes to fill.”


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Segun Adekoye

Segun Adekoye

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