Former Man United manager sings ‘That’s Life’ after David Moyes’s sacking
Former Manchester United manager Ron Atkinson bursts into Frank Sinatra's, "That's Life", discussing David Moyes's sacking
Ron Atkinson has provided the soundtrack to David Moyes’s sacking after the former Manchester United manager sang Frank Sinatra’s, “That’s Life”, in an interview on Tuesday.
The 75-year-old won the FA Cup twice during his five-year reign at Old Trafford before being replaced by 13-time Premier League winner Sir Alex Ferguson.
Atkinson, nicknamed Big Ron, spoke on Fubar Radio on Tuesday morning despite being on holiday in Tenerife following the announcement of Moyes’s sacking.
And the former Red Devils manager burst into a a rendition of Sinatra’s 1966 classic as he discussed the Scot’s dismissal after 10 months.
“Coz that’s life, that’s what all the people say,” sang Atkinson.
The ex-United boss went on to add, “It’s a manager’s song isn’t it,” before continuing with his tune, “Riding high in April, you get shot down in May”.
Of course, on this occasion, Moyes was far from riding high in April.
On a serious note, Atkinson admitted that he was surprised that Moyes didn’t get more time despite United languishing in seventh place.
“I always got the distinction David was safe until this time next season. But it (the pressure) did seem to mount up after the Everton defeat,” Atkinson added.
To listen to the interview in full, click here.