Former Manchester United boss David Moyes says that he fears for the future of British managers at the top level of the game after his sacking from United a few months ago. Moyes was appointed as the replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson last summer. He was given a six-year contract in what was seen as a statement by the club that they would believe in stability. However, Moyes was sacked after just 10 months in charge of the role. This was after a poor run of results that left the club fighting to even finish in the Europa league place.
In just 10 months, United had gone from being champions to fighting for a top six place. This poor run of form meant that Moyes had to pay the price with his job. After several months of silence, the Scot has finally come out with the nature and truth of the sacking. He says that he should have been given more time as indicated in the contract. He has pointed to the likes of Brendan Rodgers who have done extremely well with time on their hands. The former Swansea man is one of the few remaining British managers in charge of top clubs.
Moyes says that British managers should consider managing clubs abroad in order to broaden their horizons.
“To do a top job, I believe you have to earn your stripes. The route through to the top for a British manager is a long process and maybe having a job abroad and getting recognised for your work there, might be the way in the future. But I hope I won’t be the last one to be given a chance to manage one of the top ones. Brendan has come in and with the time he’s been given has been able to turn round Liverpool and I think it’s really important for British managers that he’s done that,” said Moyes.