The appointment of David Moyes hasn’t exactly inspired many Reds if we’re completely honest, as a fairly dour manager from Glasgow who’s yet to win a trophy and has been managing the same Merseyside club for a decade isn’t exactly the most exciting successor to Sir Alex. Moyes has had to face criticism almost before he’d taken the job and fans wondered why the likes of Jose Mourinho or Jurgen Klopp weren’t handed the Old Trafford hot-seat.
Then came Moyes’ decision to get rid of goalkeeping coach Eric Steele, first team coach Rene Meulensteen and to a lesser extent assistant manager Mike Phelan. Many Reds were shocked and even outraged that coaches who’d been at the club during one of its most successful periods were now being jettisoned. When news of their replacements came in, Reds were even more incredulous Jimmy Lumsden, Steve Round and Chris Woods, were names that weren’t likely to get the Old Trafford faithful fully behind the new boss.
What a difference a day makes though, as news that Ryan Giggs and Phil Neville have joined the coaching staff at Old Trafford quickly made fans realise that maybe Moyes knows what he’s doing after all. Neville is a life-long Red who not only won the lot at United but also has the experience of working closely with the new boss. Giggs, doesn’t need any explanation, his appointment is simply the most popular decision arguably in the history of club coaching, you’d be hard pressed to find any Red who isn’t chuffed to see the legendary Welshman involved with the back room staff.
Results are no doubt what will make or break Moyes’ United career, but at least with the latest appointments we’ve seen a step in the right direction, lets just hope the fans give the new boss the time he needs.