No United manager has vacated his position as quickly in 82 years.
Manchester, England (SportsNetwork.com) -
Manchester United confirmed Tuesday that club has parted ways with manager David Moyes. Ryan Giggs will assume the managerial duties on an interim basis until a permanent replacement is identified.
"Manchester United has announced that David Moyes has left the club," read a statement on the club's official website. "The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role."
Moyes, who signed a six-year contract with the Red Devils, lasted 10 months as United manager after taking over for the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson last summer. No United manager has vacated his position as quickly in 82 years.
The news comes on the back of United's 2-0 loss at Everton on Sunday, the club's 11th league defeat of the season. The reigning champions sit seventh in the Premier League table on 57 points, unable to qualify for the Champions League.
Moyes was designed to fail at United
Tim Keeble, Soccer Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Not many professional football organizations have enjoyed the benefit of longevity at the managerial position, but Manchester United is not like other clubs.
After a heavenly 26-and-a-half-year spell under Sir Alex Ferguson - a stretch that oddly enough began with sizable turmoil - the Red Devils were made to come back down to reality when the legendary Scottish manager called it quits at the end of last season.