Manchester United set to remove David Moyes from his position as manager at Old Trafford before the end of the season.
Manchester United will sack David Moyes on Tuesday, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.
The Telegraph’s story is echoed by the rest of the day’s newspapers, with all in agreement that the fact that the club have now mathematically failed to qualify for the UEFA Champions League means the Scot missed a key performance target – and thus is only set to receive one year’s compensation rather than the full remainder of his six year contract.
Moyes’ Manchester United are in seventh place in the Premier League, six points behind Tottenham Hotspur above them. It is a far fall from last year’s title winning finish, and one that has proved unacceptable to the club’s Glazer owners.
The Independent state that the decision to remove Moyes from his post was made as early as February 25th after the UEFA Champions League last 16 clash against Olympiakos, but the club waited for the club to have no chance of reaching Europe’s top tier before acting.
The Glazers have concluded that Moyes cannot be trusted to spend the £150 million transfer budget set aside for this summer wisely, and with chief executive Ed Woodward hoping to wrap up business including targets from the Bundesliga and La Liga.
Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt are set to take over at Old Trafford until the end of the season with a more permanent appointment expected in the summer.