Man United branded ‘unprofessional’ in handling of David Moyes

LMA chief executive Richard Bevan hits out at Manchester United's handling of David Moyes' sacking

The League Managers Association has criticised the “unprofessional” manner in which Manchester United handled the sacking of manager David Moyes.

The 50-year-old Scot was fired on Tuesday after a dismal 10 months in charge left the club down in seventh place in the Premier League.

It is sad to see the end of David’s tenure at United being handled in an unprofessional manner

Richard Bevan

United made the news official on Tuesday morning after widespread reports suggested that the former Everton man was set to be relieved of his duties after Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at Everton.

And LMA chief executive Richard Bevan has expressed his disappointment at the way in which Moyes’ sacking was overseen.

“The LMA is very disappointed with the nature of David’s departure from Manchester United and to read extensive reports in the press, confirming David’s sacking, before David himself had been spoken to officially by the club,” said Bevan in an LMA statement.

Throughout his time at United, David, as he always does, has conducted himself with integrity and professionalism, values that he believes in and that have been strongly associated with the club and its rich tradition.

“It is therefore sad to see the end of David’s tenure at United being handled in an unprofessional manner.

“David is one of the most talented, knowledgeable and dedicated managers in British Football. He has a wealth of experience accumulated in a management career that started when he was 35 and already spans 16 years, with over 800 games in the professional game.

“David is a three-time winner of the LMA Manager of the Year Award, and without a doubt, he has a significant future in front of him in football management.

“He is passionate about the game and I know he possesses the drive and resilience to learn from this chapter of his career and move on to a new challenge in the game.”

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