Following the recent sacking of Steve Clarke at West Bromich Albion and the more recent sack of Tottenham’s Andre Villas Boas, Manchester United gaffer, David Moyes has praised his own current and former employers for always showing patience towards his regime. Speculations suggest Cardiff manager Malky Mackay may also be relieved off his duties at the Welsh club soon following a breakdown in relationship with the club owner, Vincent Tan.
Moyes has not had the best of results at Manchester United this season but insiders reveal he is not under any pressure from the Manchester United Board as they have decided to give him time to build a great squad just as Sir Alex Ferguson did. Moyes considers himself lucky and fortunate to work with stable boards
“It makes me realise how lucky I have been at the clubs I have been at,”
“Maybe some of the other managers haven’t been as fortunate as I have. The best clubs have had stability over the years.”
“I worked for great people at Preston, great people at Everton and my short experience at Manchester United tells me I am working for really good people here.
“Maybe some of the other managers haven’t been as fortunate as I have.
“The best clubs have had stability over the years, if you look at Arsene Wenger the stability he’s given Arsenal Football Club. I look at Sir Alex Ferguson and the stability he gave Manchester United and even to my own extent what happened at Everton Football Club.“
Moyes had previously enjoyed successful stints with patient boards while at Preston and Everton. The Scot believes long term managers bring long-term solutions
“I think the clubs who have given managers that time have benefited. Obviously the owner and the chairmen of those clubs have to make the decision they want and they’ll have their own reasons,” he said.
“I can only say that I’ve found it, even over the years, Bryan Clough and Bobby Robson when they got 12/13 years at Ipswich or Notts Forest as manager, it’s getting less and less that you see that in football.
“Maybe the more we see it it might help clubs gain that control and stability, and in turn mean they’re not hiring and firing managers quite so often.”