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Moyes happy to avoid hire and fire

17 Dec 2013 14:31:55

Moyes happy to avoid hire and fire

Manchester United manager David Moyes feels he is blessed to have worked for three clubs who are not part of the hiring and firing culture.

Steve Clarke and Andre Villas-Boas have both been sacked following weekend defeats and there is intense speculation over the future of Cardiff's Malky Mackay following further friction with club owner Vincent Tan.

Yet Moyes is under no internal pressure at United, despite a difficult start to his reign, with the Scot assured of the time he needs to make a success of the job, just as he had at Preston and Everton.

"It makes me realise how lucky I have been at the clubs I have been at," said Moyes.

"I worked for great people at Preston, great people at Everton and my short experience at Manchester United tells me I am working for really good people here.

"Maybe some of the other managers haven't been as fortunate as I have."

Clarke was axed just seven months after leading West Brom to their highest finish of the Premier League era, Villas-Boas has been given just over three months to prove the value of a £100million summer transfer splurge, whilst Mackay steered Cardiff into the top flight after a 50-year absence.

"I am a great advocate of managers," said Moyes.

"I want managers to be given opportunities.

"I am involved with the LMA. We are saying the best clubs have had stability.

"Look at Arsene Wenger, the stability he has given Arsenal. Sir Alex at United and even what happened to myself at Everton.

"Obviously the owners and chairman have their own reasons but the clubs who have given the managers that period of time have benefited.

"It is getting less and less to see that in football. The more we see it, it might help clubs gain a bit more control and stability.

"In turn it might mean they are not hiring and firing managers quite so often."


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