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Football: Giggs named interim Man Utd manager - club

Veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs was on Tuesday appointed interim manager of Manchester United, shortly after the club announced the sacking of David Moyes. "Following the departure of David Moyes as manager, Manchester United has announced that Ryan Giggs, the club's most decorated player, will assume responsibility for the first team until a permanent appointment can be made," read a statement on the United website. "The club will make no further comment on this process until it is concluded."

Football: Moyes shrivelled beneath United spotlight

With his pallid complexion and haggard appearance, David Moyes bore the look of a man clinging on for dear life long before his sacking as Manchester United manager on Tuesday. Despite being hand-picked as Alex Ferguson's successor by the man himself, Moyes struggled to convince from the start and quickly found himself facing questions about his suitability for the role. The honeymoon period was desperately brief -- victory over Wigan Athletic in the Community Shield, a 4-1 success at Swansea City on the Premier League season's opening day, and then the wheels came off.

Football: Man Utd sack manager David Moyes

Manchester United sacked manager David Moyes on Tuesday, just 10 months after he succeeded Alex Ferguson at the helm of one of the world's most famous clubs. After a day of speculation in the British media, the Premier League giants confirmed the Scot's departure in a brief statement on their Twitter account. "Manchester United announces that David Moyes has left the club," United said. "The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role."

Football: Giggs named interim Man Utd manager - club

Veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs was on Tuesday appointed interim manager of Manchester United, shortly after the club announced the sacking of David Moyes. "Following the departure of David Moyes as manager, Manchester United has announced that Ryan Giggs, the club's most decorated player, will assume responsibility for the first team until a permanent appointment can be made," read a statement on the United website. "The club will make no further comment on this process until it is concluded."

Football: David Moyes career factfile

Factfile on career of David Moyes who was sacked as manager of Manchester United on Tuesday: Name: David William Moyes Age: 50 Date of birth: April 25, 1963 Place of birth: Glasgow, Scotland Playing career Position: Centre-back Teams: Celtic (1980-1983), Cambridge United (1983-1985), Bristol City (1985-1987), Shrewsbury Town (1987-1990), Dunfermline Athletic (1990-1993), Hamilton Academical (1993), Preston North End (1993-1999) Playing honours Celtic -- Scottish League Premier Division (1): 1981-82

Football: Five English Premier League coaching disasters

David Moyes' 10 month stay at Manchester United is one of many managerial fiascos in the English Premier League. Here are five English football coaching disasters: Brian Clough - Leeds United Clough, one of England's greatest managers, lasted 44 days at Leeds United when they were reigning champions in 1974. The players hated his brash style and remembered his past criticism of them and never cooperated. Clough went on to twice win the European Cup with Nottingham Forest. Roy Hodgson - Liverpool

Football: Man Utd sack Moyes, Giggs appointed interim manager

Manchester United on Tuesday sacked manager David Moyes following a disastrous ten-month spell at the world-famous club, with veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs named as interim manager. Moyes, 50, succeeded Alex Ferguson at the helm of the Premier League side on July 1 but the move quickly became a fiasco with the team slumping to a series of embarrassing defeats. After feverish speculation in the British media, United confirmed Moyes's departure in a brief statement. "Manchester United announces that David Moyes has left the club," United said.

Football: United to oust Moyes

Manchester United are going to sack manager David Moyes on Tuesday after just 10 months in charge of one of the world's most famous football clubs, British media said. A club spokesman said Moyes has not been dismissed, but gave no statement of support for the manager who has had a torrid time taking over from storied Alex Ferguson. Under Moyes' stewardship, United have fallen to seventh place in the Premier League and have been knocked out of both domestic cup competitions.

Football: Man Utd statement on Moyes

Text of Manchester United's statement on Tuesday announcing the sacking of manager David Moyes: "David Moyes Leaves United "Manchester United has announced that David Moyes has left the Club. "The Club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role." afp

Football: United owners criticised over Moyes sacking

Former Manchester United star Gary Neville and fans on Tuesday blasted the team's owners for the way manager David Moyes was sacked. Neville said that Moyes should have been given more time before his ousting. The Manchester United Supporters Trust said the manner of the sacking was a "PR shambles" because of media leaks about the sacking. United's American owners, the Glazer family, ousted Moyes after less than 10 months in the post, with the team slumping in the Premier League and Europe's Champions League.
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