Some people are now saying that it was only a matter of time before Manchester United manager David Moyes got the sack.
The news came out this morning at 8.30 am when the clubs official Twitter feed sent out a short message thanking Moyes for “the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role” during his time in charge.
Since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson last summer the 50-year-old Scot has made numerous mistakes while thinking that he had a couple of years to build a new team.
The first mistake was when he got rid of Fergusons backroom staff firing Mike Phelan and Rene Meulensteen, the two men in charge of United’s daily training programme, preferring to do the job himself.
The second mistake was in the summer when he failed to sign any player to replace his current squad that were nearing the end of their careers failing to sign two big name midfielders before finally panicking and buying Marouane Fellaini for much more than he needed to after not trying to sign him while he had a buyout clause in his contract with Everton.
The third mistake was signing a player (Juan Mata) who could not get a place in the Chelsea first team for a club record £37.5 million when it was evident that he needed to strengthen his defence.
Finally it all came down to the club going from being Premiership champions to seventh in the table with no Champions League football next season.
While names of a successor to Moyes are being thrown around, the club has quite rightly put player coach Ryan Giggs in charge until a new manager is appointed.
The club said in a statement: “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.
“The club will make no further comment on this process until it is concluded.”
Giggs first match in charge will be this weekend when they take on struggling Norwich at Old Trafford.