David Moyes reveals Sir Alex Ferguson made him keep Man Utd job a SECRET as he blasts club for way they sacked him


DAVID MOYES has revealed he was told to keep the news he was being appointed Manchester United manager a SECRET.

The Scot took over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford in July 2013.

David Moyes was appointed Manchester United manager in 2013


David Moyes was appointed Manchester United manager in 2013Credit: AP:Associated Press
Moyes revealed Sir Alex Ferguson initially made him keep the news a secret


Moyes revealed Sir Alex Ferguson initially made him keep the news a secretCredit: PA
Moyes was sacked by the Red Devils ten months into his six-year contract


Moyes was sacked by the Red Devils ten months into his six-year contractCredit: Alamy

Ferguson, 81, stepped down after 26 years in the United hotseat, leaving Moyes with enormous shoes to fill.

But the iconic Red Devils manager initially informed Moyes that he could not tell anyone about his retirement.

Moyes revealed in a visit to Ferguson’s house his fellow Scot informed Moyes that he was retiring and the then Everton boss was the next United manager.

However, Moyes was told to keep news of Ferguson’s retirement, and therefore his new job, a secret from everyone except his wife.

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Moyes told The Diary Of A CEO podcast: “The biggest problem I had, is that he said you couldn’t tell anybody that I’m retiring. He said that nobody knows.

“He said tell your wife but no one… so I couldn’t tell my kids, I couldn’t tell my dad, couldn’t tell my dad that I was getting the job, so that for me was how it happened.”

Moyes went on to blast United for the way in which they went about sacking him.

After signing a six-year deal with the club in 2013, Moyes was relieved of his duties in April 2014 with the Red Devils seventh in the Premier League table.


Moyes, 59, said: “I always think you have to give bad news well. You’re the boss, you run a really big business like Manchester United. 

“If you’ve got any class or any style, when you’re having to give bad news out, it has to be done in a good way. 

“I felt the way I was told (about the sacking) wasn’t done as well as it should’ve been.

“It could’ve been done better and made a lot easier. Looking back now, you think ‘hey, that’s life, get on with it’ but if you’re one of the biggest sports businesses in the world, if not the biggest, you would hope you would do things correctly.”

Moyes went on to say he found out he was being sacked, ten months into his six-year deal, through the media.

And the now West Ham boss doesn’t believe the way United handled sacking him was “right”.

He declared: “I found out about my sacking through the media.

“I tried to make contact and say ‘why don’t we meet up’ but it didn’t suit and before I knew it they called me in the day after and the whole world knew about it before I got to know. 

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“Sometimes people want to get it done right and I didn’t think it was right. 

“But I genuinely don’t have any real gripe about it because of the industry I’m in.”


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