David Moyes is the Luckiest Man in Soccer
On the same day as Andre Villas-Boas controversially lost his job at Tottenham, David Moyes‘ Manchester United was drawn against Greek outfit Olympiakos in the Champions League. Moyes has dodged yet another bullet and can proudly keep calling himself Manchester United’s boss. His “transitional season” as referred to by him has been far from smooth, and even though he should be long gone he looks set to keep his job. If he respects Manchester United and its fans, he should walk away as soon as possible.
Tottenham were not patient with former boss Villas-Boas who has done far better than Moyes but was not given the opportunity to improve. It seems to me as though Tottenham have made a huge mistake because they haven’t been all that bad after losing superstar winger/forward Gareth Bale in the summer. The new Real Madrid recruit is lights out and was very close to joining Moyes’ Red revolution before his big money transfer. Media outlets have mentioned that he did not join United because he didn’t think they would be successful under Moyes.
The standard these days dictates that if you are out of the top four your head should be on the chopping block. Moyes has his team sitting in eighth place in the Premier League, yet he can rest easy knowing he will not lose his job any time soon. He can also rest easy because his team was drawn against arguably the easiest opponent in Europe´s elite competition. Even this pathetic Manchester United team should easily defeat a helpless Olympiakos team. Should Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney be fit, this tie should be over even before it starts.
Even after the worst transfer market in decades when every major target including Bale, Cesc Fabregas, Thiago Alcantara, Robert Lewandowski and Fabio Coentrao all said no to United because of Moyes, he is given more money in the winter to bolster his squad. Lest we forget that he did buy his former Everton battler Marouane Fellaini for way too much money. Now we wait and see if throwing money at the problem is what works for Moyes.
Never before has a man being as lucky as David Moyes; he is the most overrated manager in the world, he does not have a clue about what he is doing, and he is the boss of the world’s most popular team. Not bad for a man who has yet to win an important trophy in his career. Even when he was given this golden opportunity he has done his best to muck it up in every way possible.
David Moyes, you have been given a second chance; make it count.