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Name David Moyes
Gender Male
Ethnic Scot
Job Manchester United Manager


Club as Coach Sunderland
  Manchester United


Mentor Sir Alex Ferguson


Sir Alex Ferguson Sir Alex Ferguson choose David Moyes as preferred candidate to be his successor for Manchester United manager position in the summer of 2013

2016 11 05 Retrieve

[Sunderland manager David Moyes speaks after taking some of his players to visit a car factory] It is important the players see what success looks like, in a work sense. I want them to go away and realise how lucky they are. How they have a talent, and not to waste it - hang on and fight for everything they can. For all the pressure we have that goes with not doing well, all these boys on the factory floor would love to be running out there at Bournemouth on Saturday

2016 12 03 Retrieve

[Lynden Gooch out up to three months with ankle injury] He’s away to see the specialist today, and then we will find out whether or not he will need an operation. But he will probably be out for somewhere between eight and 12 weeks, depending on exactly what the surgeon says.

It’s a terrible blow for Lynden. We really like him, he’s infectious, and he’s a good character. I spoke to him a few weeks ago and said I thought his levels had just dipped a little, but that would be normal for a young player when you think of the games we asked him to play in and the position the team had been in. But in the last week or so he had started to look fresher in training and the injury is a real blow for him, and for us

2020 01 24 Retrieve

[Moyes shuts down talk of Payet return to West Ham] The newspapers seem to think so but I’ve got to say it’s never been mentioned inside the walls here at any time. If it has then it hasn’t been mentioned in my department, that’s for sure

We’ve only got two or three midfield players. We’re a little short if we get injuries. At the moment we’ve only got Pablo Zabaleta [at right-back] when Ryan Fredericks is out and we’re relatively short up front of main strikers.

2020 01 26 Retrieve

[Hammers boss David Moyes also rejected the suggestion that the midfielder could return to the London side, who suffered a 1-0 FA Cup fourth-round defeat at home against West Brom on Saturday] The newspapers seem to think so but I’ve got to say it’s never been mentioned inside the walls here at any time. If it has then it hasn’t been mentioned in my department, that’s for sure

2020 02 24 Retrieve

[West Ham boss David Moyes praises West Ham right-back Pablo Zabaleta] Zabateta, as you know, has been incredibly reliable and has a great personality when he plays

2020 04 16 Retrieve

[Moyes launched into a passionate defence of Lanzini after the game where he tore his ACL] My thought is he is arguably one of our best players, if not our best player. When I was here before I needed him as much as I needed Marko Arnautovic.

He was such a good player for us and I am desperate to get him back to the levels he was at. I trust him, I believe he can get back to those levels. He has had a bad injury and I need the supporters to be right behind him because we need him.

At the moment he is our flair, he is our person that might make the difference. What he needs is support but I also need him to make sure he does the right things as well. There is nobody more behind him than me

2020 04 19 Retrieve

[David Moyes pleads with David Sullivan and David Gold for West Ham stay and maps out future] I didn’t think things have moved on particularly much [under Pellegrini] since when I’d last left. But I did feel they had a better group of players, a stronger quality group of players. They had invested in a lot of different areas.

Unfortunately results hadn’t gone well for the previous manager and that gave me the opportunity to get back in. But I’ve got to say I settled very quickly … winning the first game … and also knowing so many of the players gave me a good chance as well.

I do (believe there is a lot of work to do to turn the club around), I feel as if I want to build a new energetic, young team and I think we’ve just started that. We’ve just started trying to do that with the signings we’ve brought in in January. Trying to freshen it up and trying to give ourselves a lot more youthfulness, athleticism. But I do understand West Ham spent a lot of money in the last year or two to try and improve things.

I was disappointed at the time that I didn’t keep the job. I’d felt we had done enough at the time to do so. But I have to say to David Sullivan and David Gold, they were brave enough and came back for me again and realised that the job that we had done before had been a good one and I’m very thankful for getting the chance to come back again.

I’m really enjoying my time back at West Ham. I think we’ve started positively enough. We’ve shown a lot of good signs. A couple of good signings in January have given us an opportunity to improve. I want to wing things … and I really want to stay longer if I can

2020 04 20 Retrieve

[Getting Relegated With Sunderland] It really is a brilliant club with passionate supporters, but they had big financial problems. We didn’t have the funds required to rebuild the team and it was also difficult to attract a level of player to make the difference. We couldn’t get it going, but lots of good managers couldn’t either. After I left, it sadly continued on a downward spiral

2020 04 21 Retrieve

[Former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has spoken out about ultimately never sealing a transfer to Manchester United] Cesc Fabregas, who I spoke to on the phone several times, was not sure of his place in the Barcelona team. I remember him saying to me ‘if I don’t start the first game at Barcelona then I’ll definitely be looking to join you’ and he started the first game at Barcelona. So it’s small things, you’re waiting on happening. But I don’t want it to sound like hard luck stories because there were other players, but those were the two (Fabregas and Gareth Bale) who looked to me like Manchester United players

2020 05 05 Retrieve

[David Moyes is fully aware of the speculation suggesting that Declan Rice is wanted back at Chelsea, but the West Ham boss has claimed that he would demand Billy Gilmour in any deal with the Blues] The one [Scottish player] who if I could sign tomorrow I would is Billy Gilmour after his opening performances for Chelsea. He’s looked like a seasoned pro, he’s looked like somebody who’s hungry, who’s in love with the game