Former Manchester United coach David Moyes has stated that he wants to manage a club in the Champions League once again. Moyes was sacked as the manager of Manchester United after just 10 months in charge of the club. During this time, he was unable to cope with the requirements of the job. United finished the season in a disappointing seventh place and it largely a result of the poor campaign under Moyes. The only positive from the season has been reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League, although United came close to reaching the semifinals.
The club may have appointed a new manager in the form of Louis van Gaal, but Moyes reckons that he would have done better had he been given more time. The former Everton manager is currently out of work and will be looking for a new job once the season gets underway. He says that he has already received a couple of offers from clubs. A few months ago, he was linked with the Tottenham managerial job. For the first time, Moyes has spoken in detail about his future plans. He says that he may even be prepared to try out managing a club abroad.
The likes of Steve McClaren and Roy Hodgson are some of the few to have managed abroad.
“I got my first real taste of Champions League this year and I thought I showed I can manage at that level. I would like somewhere that would give me a chance of being in the Champions League or a club that has ambitions of being in the Champions League. It could be at home or abroad. I have always liked the thought of broadening my horizons and learning a bit more and at the moment I am quite comfortable watching and learning. I will go away and learn and look again to see what is happening,” said the manager.
Manchester United’s interim manager Ryan Giggs has stated that he is confident that the club will return to winning ways once again. This has been a very tough season for the club, as they have struggled to cope with the loss of Sir Alex Ferguson. The Scot decided to retire after 26 years in charge of the club during which time he led them to almost 40 different titles. David Moyes was appointed in his place, but the former Everton manager was sacked only a few weeks ago after the results did not look like improving.
United are set to finish outside the top four for the first time in the Premier League history, while the prospect of Champions League football will also have to wait for at least 12 months. Giggs was appointed as the interim manager until a permanent solution was found. The 40-year-old managed a convincing 4-0 win in his first game in charge, but the positivity soon vanished after a 1-0 home defeat against Sunderland. Speaking after the final match of the season against Hull, Giggs stated that he wanted the fans to remain confident since the good times will return to the club.
United are expected to appoint former Barcelona coach Louis van Gaal as the permanent replacement in the next few days.
“It has been tough this season but the good times will come back soon. Over the years we’ve been spoilt with the success we’ve had but you’ve always supported the team and the staff and I’m sure in the coming years we’ll bring you more success. I have not spoken to [executive vice-chairman] Ed Woodward for the last couple of days so nothing has changed since Saturday. You lot – the media – want to see something happen. I am just concentrating on doing my best for the club,” said Giggs.