Sacked Moyes has had job offers

Basingstoke Gazette: David Moyes David Moyes

FORMER Manchester United boss David Moyes, who has been linked with the vacant Saints manager's job, has revealed he has had job offers.

Moyes has told the Scottish Sunday Post that he was ''tempted by one or two'' of the offers he had had since leaving Old Trafford.

Moyes, 51, said he had had some ''very good'' job offers since being sacked by United in April, when he was just 10 months into a six-year contract, but may choose to take a break from working in football.

He said it was ''unfortunate'' he was not given more time at Old Trafford but insisted he had benefited from his short spell in charge there.

The Scot said he had learned some ''invaluable lessons'' during his time at the club.

Moyes, who took over from Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager, told the Sunday Post: ''I really enjoyed my time at Manchester United, It taught me some invaluable lessons. I'm sure I will benefit from the whole experience.

''I believe I'll be a much wiser and more knowledgeable coach and manager from the short period I had at Old Trafford.''

''However I may still choose to have a break and enjoy watching and observing football throughout the world,'' he added.

''But what I do know for sure is that I have moved on.''

Moyes said he believed he would be given more time to implement a revamp at the club, and said that players, including Wayne Rooney and Darren Fletcher, had contacted him with messages of support after he left He also said: ''I believe I had nothing but support from Sir Alex during my short period as manager.

''When I succeeded him he advised me of some changes that had to be made. I took his advice on board and started to implement the changes and modernise certain aspects.

''I also became aware of other changes that were necessary and put plans in place. It was never going to all come together in a few weeks or months.''

He added: ''It was unfortunate I wasn't given more time to succeed.''

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4:01pm Sun 1 Jun 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

DM did a very respectable job at Everton
DM did a very respectable job at Everton The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 7

4:18pm Sun 1 Jun 14

westdraytonsaint says...

He was out of his depth at Old Trafford but did a god job running Everton on a shoestring.Might therefore appeal to an owner and board who don't want to spend a lot of money!
He was out of his depth at Old Trafford but did a god job running Everton on a shoestring.Might therefore appeal to an owner and board who don't want to spend a lot of money! westdraytonsaint
  • Score: 2

4:27pm Sun 1 Jun 14

thehoggsback says...

Lets see must be Celtic or Brighton then, way too defensive for my liking Everton were hard to beat that's all, until they loaned players.
Lets see must be Celtic or Brighton then, way too defensive for my liking Everton were hard to beat that's all, until they loaned players. thehoggsback
  • Score: 3

6:07pm Sun 1 Jun 14

NC Fan4Life says...

Moyes inherited an aging squad which needs time to re-build. It took Sir Alex about 3 seasons so Manure should have accepted this and given him more time. Any way he now needs time off so is not for us.

Saints need a a big name to increase our stature as a club, as we did when we signed Kevin Keegan at the time.
A top manager like Rafa Benitez is what we need.
Rafa is proven, successful and wants to return to the premiership. He would convince the best players to stay and attract the quality additions to push us on into Europe, as Ralph has said this week.

We would recover Rafa's large salary in no time as Saints would then be taken seriously by the so called big clubs.

Katharina, Ralph & Les GO GET RAFA NOW !!
Moyes inherited an aging squad which needs time to re-build. It took Sir Alex about 3 seasons so Manure should have accepted this and given him more time. Any way he now needs time off so is not for us. Saints need a a big name to increase our stature as a club, as we did when we signed Kevin Keegan at the time. A top manager like Rafa Benitez is what we need. Rafa is proven, successful and wants to return to the premiership. He would convince the best players to stay and attract the quality additions to push us on into Europe, as Ralph has said this week. We would recover Rafa's large salary in no time as Saints would then be taken seriously by the so called big clubs. Katharina, Ralph & Les GO GET RAFA NOW !! NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 9

6:14pm Sun 1 Jun 14

deepheat says...

Christian Gross is now second favourite to be our next manager. - Laugh Out Feckin Loud - . Manager of Swiss side Young Boys and was sacked at the end of April 2012 after a run of poor results. He hasn't worked since. Please RK just tell us it's not him. I accept we are not going to be playing pretty football next season so do the decent thing and get David Moyes in now to steady the ship.
Christian Gross is now second favourite to be our next manager. - Laugh Out Feckin Loud - . Manager of Swiss side Young Boys and was sacked at the end of April 2012 after a run of poor results. He hasn't worked since. Please RK just tell us it's not him. I accept we are not going to be playing pretty football next season so do the decent thing and get David Moyes in now to steady the ship. deepheat
  • Score: -3

7:04pm Sun 1 Jun 14

M Clarke says...

Some people say that David Moyes is damaged goods and not right for Saints. I would disagree and believe that he could be a very good appointment for Saints. He did very well at Everton over many years and at Manchester Utd he was never given a fair crack of the whip. It was always going to be difficult to take over from Alex Ferguson and David Moyes wasn't given the time and support he needed. If we were looking for a Manager a year ago we would have been delighted to take David. A lot of names have been bandied about in the Press many with no Premiership experience but David Moyes would bring that experience and judging from his time at Everton he would also bring loyalty. After M P we need someone who will be here for a while. If David Moyes is interested in our Club then I feel that he would be a good choice. Many people say his teams were too dull but I disagree, maybe not the most flamboyant but a good entertaining team that were reasonably successful. It's all a matter of opinion but he would get my vote ahead of Koeman Yakin Gross or Dyche
Some people say that David Moyes is damaged goods and not right for Saints. I would disagree and believe that he could be a very good appointment for Saints. He did very well at Everton over many years and at Manchester Utd he was never given a fair crack of the whip. It was always going to be difficult to take over from Alex Ferguson and David Moyes wasn't given the time and support he needed. If we were looking for a Manager a year ago we would have been delighted to take David. A lot of names have been bandied about in the Press many with no Premiership experience but David Moyes would bring that experience and judging from his time at Everton he would also bring loyalty. After M P we need someone who will be here for a while. If David Moyes is interested in our Club then I feel that he would be a good choice. Many people say his teams were too dull but I disagree, maybe not the most flamboyant but a good entertaining team that were reasonably successful. It's all a matter of opinion but he would get my vote ahead of Koeman Yakin Gross or Dyche M Clarke
  • Score: 11

7:51pm Sun 1 Jun 14

saintbobby says...

Just sign Rafa or David Moyes quickly. We want someone strong there to refuse the transfer bids. I hope this week will bring a popular announcement. Heck, we deserve some good news after the awful situation last week.
Just sign Rafa or David Moyes quickly. We want someone strong there to refuse the transfer bids. I hope this week will bring a popular announcement. Heck, we deserve some good news after the awful situation last week. saintbobby
  • Score: 2

7:56pm Sun 1 Jun 14

chapellady says...

saintbobby wrote:
Just sign Rafa or David Moyes quickly. We want someone strong there to refuse the transfer bids. I hope this week will bring a popular announcement. Heck, we deserve some good news after the awful situation last week.
spot on
[quote][p][bold]saintbobby[/bold] wrote: Just sign Rafa or David Moyes quickly. We want someone strong there to refuse the transfer bids. I hope this week will bring a popular announcement. Heck, we deserve some good news after the awful situation last week.[/p][/quote]spot on chapellady
  • Score: 1

8:26pm Sun 1 Jun 14

elvisimo says...

No thanks . His only aspiration for every away game was a draw. Much too defensive
No thanks . His only aspiration for every away game was a draw. Much too defensive elvisimo
  • Score: 5

8:46pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Tony Robertson says...

Not mealy-mouthed Moyes, please. When I get to Southampton, I'm away from that whining accent. It's bliss to get back to my old home town.

Tony Robertson, Stranraer
Not mealy-mouthed Moyes, please. When I get to Southampton, I'm away from that whining accent. It's bliss to get back to my old home town. Tony Robertson, Stranraer Tony Robertson
  • Score: 2

9:11pm Sun 1 Jun 14

FindAndDestroy says...

I guess he wished he never left Everton.......Man Utd was too big for him..

I got a feeling MoPo will feel the same...

Here he had young talented and energetic squad, which responded well to his work ethic....

But Spurs players are no spring chickens.....will they cope with his style and training regime.....

Only time will tell....

like they say the grass is not always greener on the other side.....

They are talking about developing young players, well that requires a great deal of patience...

is levy patient enough to allow that to happen??
I guess he wished he never left Everton.......Man Utd was too big for him.. I got a feeling MoPo will feel the same... Here he had young talented and energetic squad, which responded well to his work ethic.... But Spurs players are no spring chickens.....will they cope with his style and training regime..... Only time will tell.... like they say the grass is not always greener on the other side..... They are talking about developing young players, well that requires a great deal of patience... is levy patient enough to allow that to happen?? FindAndDestroy
  • Score: 5

10:13pm Sun 1 Jun 14

bullsbags says...

elvisimo wrote:
No thanks . His only aspiration for every away game was a draw. Much too defensive
So who shall we have then ? Pep,tempt sir Alex out of retirement
David Moyes would be an excellent choice for us and would not walk out after 5 minutes
We are southampton not Barca
Some people need to remember where we were 4 years ago
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: No thanks . His only aspiration for every away game was a draw. Much too defensive[/p][/quote]So who shall we have then ? Pep,tempt sir Alex out of retirement David Moyes would be an excellent choice for us and would not walk out after 5 minutes We are southampton not Barca Some people need to remember where we were 4 years ago bullsbags
  • Score: 1

10:30pm Sun 1 Jun 14

GHamilton says...

Got to laugh realy...was told he would have everyones support when he took over at MU....shame he never twigged it was conditional; you'll still have a job on condition you get us into the champions league, on condition we win a least one piece of silverware....on condition David.....on condition!
Got to laugh realy...was told he would have everyones support when he took over at MU....shame he never twigged it was conditional; you'll still have a job on condition you get us into the champions league, on condition we win a least one piece of silverware....on condition David.....on condition! GHamilton
  • Score: 1

10:36pm Sun 1 Jun 14

jezza says...

I would prefer that we tried to prise Kenny Jackett from Wolves ahead of David Moyes.

KJ has got the best out of all the teams he has worked with, and his achievements with Wolves last season have been exceptional.

Having said that, I would also like to see Nigel Pearson come back to take charge. What he achieved with us, at a time when the whole club was in melt-down and the players were being booed as they ran OUT on to the pitch was nothing short of miraculous. On top of that, he displayed tremendous honour, loyalty and integrity, factors that we only seem to see at our club with alternate managers just lately!

Rafa would be an amazing coup for us though, and maybe if we all dream enough. . . .

COYR STID
I would prefer that we tried to prise Kenny Jackett from Wolves ahead of David Moyes. KJ has got the best out of all the teams he has worked with, and his achievements with Wolves last season have been exceptional. Having said that, I would also like to see Nigel Pearson come back to take charge. What he achieved with us, at a time when the whole club was in melt-down and the players were being booed as they ran OUT on to the pitch was nothing short of miraculous. On top of that, he displayed tremendous honour, loyalty and integrity, factors that we only seem to see at our club with alternate managers just lately! Rafa would be an amazing coup for us though, and maybe if we all dream enough. . . . COYR STID jezza
  • Score: -7

10:58pm Sun 1 Jun 14

el caballo santos101 says...

not Moyes please!
he didn't do a great job at everton, was there ten years and what did they win? everton used to be a good team that challenged for titles and cups but haven't looked like that under moyes. one year Martinez and they nearly got a champs league place. Manure might have been an aging side but its the same side fergie had, and moyes couldn't get anyone to go there except fellaini and he flopped, he then well overpaid for mata in a desperate attempt to save his season and job.
no thanks!
not Moyes please! he didn't do a great job at everton, was there ten years and what did they win? everton used to be a good team that challenged for titles and cups but haven't looked like that under moyes. one year Martinez and they nearly got a champs league place. Manure might have been an aging side but its the same side fergie had, and moyes couldn't get anyone to go there except fellaini and he flopped, he then well overpaid for mata in a desperate attempt to save his season and job. no thanks! el caballo santos101
  • Score: -2

8:06am Mon 2 Jun 14

elvisimo says...

bullsbags wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
No thanks . His only aspiration for every away game was a draw. Much too defensive
So who shall we have then ? Pep,tempt sir Alex out of retirement
David Moyes would be an excellent choice for us and would not walk out after 5 minutes
We are southampton not Barca
Some people need to remember where we were 4 years ago
agree completely that we are not Barca. However appointing a manager whos aim will be solely to maintain premiership status will often backfire. I know European football is a longshot but you have to set your sights high How often did Everton win a game away against a top club?
Koeman or Yakin for me - not Moyes or McLaren
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: No thanks . His only aspiration for every away game was a draw. Much too defensive[/p][/quote]So who shall we have then ? Pep,tempt sir Alex out of retirement David Moyes would be an excellent choice for us and would not walk out after 5 minutes We are southampton not Barca Some people need to remember where we were 4 years ago[/p][/quote]agree completely that we are not Barca. However appointing a manager whos aim will be solely to maintain premiership status will often backfire. I know European football is a longshot but you have to set your sights high How often did Everton win a game away against a top club? Koeman or Yakin for me - not Moyes or McLaren elvisimo
  • Score: 0

9:54am Mon 2 Jun 14

SaintJD says...

NC Fan4Life wrote:
Moyes inherited an aging squad which needs time to re-build. It took Sir Alex about 3 seasons so Manure should have accepted this and given him more time. Any way he now needs time off so is not for us.

Saints need a a big name to increase our stature as a club, as we did when we signed Kevin Keegan at the time.
A top manager like Rafa Benitez is what we need.
Rafa is proven, successful and wants to return to the premiership. He would convince the best players to stay and attract the quality additions to push us on into Europe, as Ralph has said this week.

We would recover Rafa's large salary in no time as Saints would then be taken seriously by the so called big clubs.

Katharina, Ralph & Les GO GET RAFA NOW !!
Sorry, but IMO Rafa is NOT suited to Saints in the slightest. Firstly, he's a bit of a Sven - touts himself about like a tart within weeks of taking a new job. Secondly, his record of success is, like Sven's, only at clubs with very substantial spending power. As far as I can remember his record for bringing young players through is not outstanding either - certainly not an obvious trait.

Moyes is much more our bag and, while we've been spoiled with amazing football in recent years, his brand of football is not really anything new to us - he's similar to Strachan and Hoddle in that he is offensive and direct, but builds that on solid defence and respect for the opposition - which is what annoyed Man Utd fans so much. Quite rightly, Man Utd have never given a toss about countering the threat of the opposition - they just bet on themselves to attack any team into submission. That's one of the reasons it didn't work for him there, plus the fact he was used to working on a budget, not negotiating for top top players.
[quote][p][bold]NC Fan4Life[/bold] wrote: Moyes inherited an aging squad which needs time to re-build. It took Sir Alex about 3 seasons so Manure should have accepted this and given him more time. Any way he now needs time off so is not for us. Saints need a a big name to increase our stature as a club, as we did when we signed Kevin Keegan at the time. A top manager like Rafa Benitez is what we need. Rafa is proven, successful and wants to return to the premiership. He would convince the best players to stay and attract the quality additions to push us on into Europe, as Ralph has said this week. We would recover Rafa's large salary in no time as Saints would then be taken seriously by the so called big clubs. Katharina, Ralph & Les GO GET RAFA NOW !![/p][/quote]Sorry, but IMO Rafa is NOT suited to Saints in the slightest. Firstly, he's a bit of a Sven - touts himself about like a tart within weeks of taking a new job. Secondly, his record of success is, like Sven's, only at clubs with very substantial spending power. As far as I can remember his record for bringing young players through is not outstanding either - certainly not an obvious trait. Moyes is much more our bag and, while we've been spoiled with amazing football in recent years, his brand of football is not really anything new to us - he's similar to Strachan and Hoddle in that he is offensive and direct, but builds that on solid defence and respect for the opposition - which is what annoyed Man Utd fans so much. Quite rightly, Man Utd have never given a toss about countering the threat of the opposition - they just bet on themselves to attack any team into submission. That's one of the reasons it didn't work for him there, plus the fact he was used to working on a budget, not negotiating for top top players. SaintJD
  • Score: 0

11:02pm Mon 2 Jun 14

jls217 says...

elvisimo wrote:
No thanks . His only aspiration for every away game was a draw. Much too defensive
Wasn't it Sir Alex Ferguson, one of if not the greatest manager of them all who said win at home draw away wins the league every time.
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: No thanks . His only aspiration for every away game was a draw. Much too defensive[/p][/quote]Wasn't it Sir Alex Ferguson, one of if not the greatest manager of them all who said win at home draw away wins the league every time. jls217
  • Score: 0

11:05pm Mon 2 Jun 14

jls217 says...

Not sure who I would pick if I had the deciding vote but I would not complain too loudly if it were Moyes.
Not convinced about Benitez.
Koeman = as for Moyes
Rosler - my preference but Moyes would get the job done for us.
Not sure who I would pick if I had the deciding vote but I would not complain too loudly if it were Moyes. Not convinced about Benitez. Koeman = as for Moyes Rosler - my preference but Moyes would get the job done for us. jls217
  • Score: 0

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