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Bookmakers Slash Odds On David Moyes Becoming Manchester United Assistant Manager: The Daily EPL

david moyes Bookmakers Slash Odds On David Moyes Becoming Manchester United Assistant Manager: The Daily EPL

Rumors are circling that David Moyes is to spend a season at Old Trafford as Sir Alex Ferguson’s understudy, which has resulted in bookmakers slashing the odds on Moyes replacing the Manchester United manager.

Moyes’s contract expires this summer, and there’s been little sign of a contract renewal.

According to an Irish bookmaker, “Everton’s David Moyes was 7/2 to replace his countryman at the Red Devils, but a flurry of overnight betting on the Toffees boss has seen his odds slashed to 1/2.”

If there’s a grain of truth to the rumors, what do you think about Moyes becoming the new assistant manager at Manchester United? Does Moyes have what it takes to succeed at Old Trafford? Or do you think the rumor is nonsense and that United have eyes on a different manager instead? Let us know in the comments section below.

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18 Responses to Bookmakers Slash Odds On David Moyes Becoming Manchester United Assistant Manager: The Daily EPL

  1. jtm371 says:

    Smokey
    your boy Jackett is out.who will be the next leader of the pride of Lions?i would not even wish Mcleast on your side.

    • Smokey Bacon says:

      Jackett had taken them as far as he could and fell on his sword. Decent manager, organized his teams well but had a terrible eye for a player. Good enough for league one but not championship quality as was evident this season.

      Funnily enough, Millwall do quite well when a miserable jock is running the show. So I’d take McLeish or maybe even Owen Coyle.

      More likely we will end up with Pardew in a few weeks.

  2. Mufc77 says:

    Moyes missed his big chance when Celtic wanted him before hiring Neil Lennon. He could have got the vital European experience needed for the Utd job and at the same time padded his CV with domestic success in Scotland.

    Whilst we do need a proper number 2 working beside SAF I don’t think it will be Moyes.

  3. Marc says:

    God wanted him to be to be his assistant some years ago, but Moyes wanted to be a manager at his own club. Who knows if Sir Alex will be ready for the opening of next season with his off season hip surgery. This will get Moyes’s feet wet at a big club. In two years Moyes will be United’s manager with Sir Ryan Giggs as his assistant.

  4. Dean Stell says:

    It’s hard to know. I don’t think managing United is anything like managing Everton. The expectation, media pressure, schedule congestion, squad rotation, transfer market, etc……all would be totally different.

    On the other hand, there are only a handfull of managers in the world who have proven they can handle a job like United on an annual basis.

    It’s hard to imagine that United won’t drop off somewhat once SAF retires.

  5. Matt says:

    This would be their signing of the summer.

    If Moyes is interested in this, I hope United don’t even hesitate for a second.

  6. CTBlues says:

    I think for this to happen it would have to be in writing that he takes over for Alex in x amount of years/seasons otherwise he could be basically throwing away his career.

  7. Bishopville Red says:

    With the title sorted out and relegation about to get sorted today, This sounds as much about bookies trying to drum up some business at the “who cares?” part of the season as it does a legitimate rumour.

    SB

    • The Gaffer says:

      Even if Swansea win today, the relegation won’t be sorted out until this weekend or the final weekend of the season depending on results.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

      • Bishopville Red says:

        Technically, yes, that’s true. I guess my main point is that betting is probably a little slow right about now, so off-pitch issues that punters might want to explore are going to be brought to the forefront.

  8. Complete nonsense.

    What has Moyes done to prove that he can handle the job at a global brand in Manchester United?

    Everton and Manchester United are on two different planets.

    • The Gaffer says:

      Ferguson and Moyes are football managers, cut from the same cloth. Their job has nothing to do with “a global brand.” United have teams of people to manage those responsibilities.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

      • The last time Everton were in the UEFA Champions League, Everton lost in the 3rd qualifying round, and then Everton promptly lost in the UEFA Cup Playoff Round.

        Moyes has no business managing one of the big clubs.

        • The Gaffer says:

          A manager can only do as well as the players he has at his disposal. Manchester United has a wage bill that is £100,000,000 per year greater than Everton.

          Moyes has helped Everton punch above their weight year after year and has the core skills necessary to do even better at a bigger club.

          Cheers,
          The Gaffer

          • jtm371 says:

            The Gaffer
            plus he knows the League he knows the teams he doesn’t have to get acclimated to England.i made the Moyes call 2 years ago and was laughed down i hope he gets a shot.

        • jtm371 says:

          OTP
          i disagree keeps his club in the top ten of EPL and has no money to spend.QPR spent more this season then Everton has in 3 years how did that work out for QPR.if i was a United fan i would be thrilled with Moyes.

  9. andy rake says:

    Moyes would be a terrible replacement. Hes won nothing. He has no experience of European football.
    If United see themselves as one of the biggest clubs in the world then it needs a world class manager and Moyes isnt that.
    This is a job for Mourinho. End off. Otherwise United fans can kiss goodbye to regular trophys. And ‘the Gaffer’ knows jack shjt reading his comments.

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