David Moyes open to Man Utd return years after sacking – but not in same role

David Moyes says he'd fancy another crack at Manchester United, a decade on from his disastrous spell as manager.

The 59-year-old replaced Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford following the legendary Scot's retirement in 2013, but lasted less than a season in the job after failing to qualify for the Champions League.

When asked if he'd ever consider returning to the club on The Diary of a CEO podcast, Moyes said: "I don't think it'd ever be in a role as manager that's for sure.

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"But I always love to be involved in football and hopefully someone somewhere along the line will want to use my experience when my time's up being a football manager."

The former Everton boss revealed he wasn't even interviewed before being offered the job and that he was forced to keep news of Ferguson's impending retirement a secret, even from his family.

"The biggest problem I had, is that he said you couldn't tell anybody that I'm retiring. He said that nobody knows," Moyes said.

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"He said tell your wife but no one [else]. 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."

Following his failed stint in charge of the Red Devils, Moyes managed Real Sociedad before returning to the Premier League with Sunderland, and later West Ham.

Last season he guided the Hammers to a seventh-place finish as well as to the semi-final of the Europa League, but a disastrous start to the current campaign has left him clinging to his job.


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