Twitter reactions to Manchester United sacking David Moyes
David Moyes was sacked by Manchester United on Tuesday less than 10 months after replacing Sir Alex Ferguson as manager
London: David Moyes was sacked by Manchester United on Tuesday less than 10 months after replacing Sir Alex Ferguson as manager.
Here's a look at some of the reaction on Twitter in the aftermath of the 50-year-old's departure from Old Trafford.
Michael Owen @themichaelowen: Huge news at Old Trafford but with the summer looming and a huge transfer kitty available, United had to be 100% Moyes was the right man. Evidently they didn't have the confidence in him in which case makes the timing absolutely right. Now the big question is who's next?
Gary Lineker @GaryLineker: Wish David Moyes all the very best. He's a good man and a good manager, just not the right fit for Manchester United.
Joseph Barton @Joey7Barton: Still think Moyes is a good manager. Maybe too much too soon Fergie was always a tough act to follow. Surely Van Gaal is the logical choice?
Pierre van Hooijdonk @pierrevh17: David Moyes sacked by #ManUnited . Are they also sacking the ones responsible for giving him a 6 year contract??!! #payofftime
sportingintelligence @sportingintel: Pellegrini now the 10th longest serving current manager in the Premier League. At 302 days.
Jake Humphrey @mrjakehumphrey: Exactly one year ago today Manchester United were crowned Champions...
The last Soulja(TM) @i_tunnes: David Moyes is shortest serving manager of Manchester United since 1927. Another record #MUFC"
Manchester United is reportedly set to pay five million pounds to sacked manager David Moyes in return for the termination of his contract.
Moyes' deal still has five seasons left to run, but in failing to qualify for the Champions League this term, United officials can activate a clause that means they can get rid of the Scot - for just one season''s wages.
Metro.co.uk reports that the wages total to five million pounds and it is claimed that the former Everton boss was made aware of this fate in February, when doubts started to grow over his future as manager of the Old Trafford side.
The Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal looks increasingly likely to be taking up the reigns at Old Trafford to replace Moyes, the report added.