Is There Life On Moyes?

He’s got red hair…

IF reports are to be believed, Everton chairman Bill Kenwright will have walked in the smoggy London air last night knowing that his manager David Moyes wants to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. In a city notable for talking, the blue side of it was staying remarkably silent yesterday as news sunk in of Sir Alex’s impending departure. David Moyes was one of the names instantly linked and Goodison Park went mute.

It’s a city where the people tell you everything like it’s must have info, I cannot tell you the amount of times I was told that such and such was in town to sign with Liverpool or Everton. The lad who told me he drove Martin O’Neil round looking at houses because he was due to land the Liverpool job, well, we lost touch. When I heard that Kieran Richardson was at Everton’s training complex to sign, I laughed and apologised for the apparent addition. He didn’t go there. You can’t win ‘em all. Yesterday was odd. No one was speaking at all. Then, rumours became confirmed sightings were concrete and a manager was talking to his Chairman in that London.

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Stop The Clocks

THERE  you have it. That’s how you feel when you hear that Sir Alex Ferguson is stepping down as manager of Manchester United. Rumours had persisted for months if you knew where to look, but as the team gathered the momentum required to take them to the league title, it seemed a million miles away from happening.

He would wait until he had eclipsed Liverpool’s domestic success wouldn’t he? He did.

He’d want to taste glory in the European Cup one last time, wouldn’t he? Well, as we found out, no. To be clearer, I think he definitely would have wanted that and this season we were so close. Perhaps such was the wafer thin line between victory and defeat in the Real game, he doubted he had the umph to go again next season. That Real game was heart breaking in many ways and perhaps it gave Fergie the final push he needed to confirm his departure.

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