Galatasaray In Talks to Hire David Moyes As Manager
Former Manchester United boss David Moyes could be set for a swift return to club management with reports suggesting that he is set to take over the helm of Turkish club Galatasaray.
The 51-year-old tactician was sacked by the Red Devils earlier this year after ten woeful months at Old Trafford, a period in which then Premier League champions slipped to seventh place in the league table.
However, despite a season which did his reputation more harm than good, it seems that Galatasaray are keen to quickly replace Roberto Mancini, who too was sacked after a disappointing season.
The fact that the Glaswegian was earlier spotted at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport only serves to fuel rumors that he is set to follow in the footsteps compatriot Graeme Souness, who still remains a popular figure at the Turkish club. Media reports from Galatasaray have confirmed that the club has held talks with Moyes regarding the vacant manager position.
Since leaving Manchester United, Moyes has been spending time in the United States at his vacation condo in Naples. He claims that he has received numerous managerial offers during his time off, adding that he is keen to overcome his traumatic experience by coaching a Champions League side.
“I have had a couple of opportunities to go back in and chosen to do do anything just now.
“I am going to look for what I feel is the right opportunity.”
He added: “I got my real first taste of the 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.”
Should David Moyes land the Galatasaray job, the Turkish club would be the fourth club he has ever managed, having previously taken Preston North End, Everton and Manchester United under his wing.