‘Strong’ David Moyes will bounce back, says Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez is backing David Moyes to bounce back from his sacking at Manchester United

Everton manager Roberto Martinez Photo: Everton FC

Roberto Martinez has backed David Moyes to bounce back from his sacking at Manchester United because of the Scot’s strength of character.

The 50-year-old was relieved of his duties on Saturday after a dismal 10 months in charge left the Red Devils languishing in seventh place in the Premier League table.

He is a strong man with a winning mentality and I am sure he will bounce back straight away

Roberto Martinez

His dismissal came after Martinez’s Everton side sealed a commanding 2-0 win over United at Goodison Park on Sunday.

But despite Moyes’ struggles this season, the Spaniard is convinced that the former Toffees boss will have no shortage of opportunities in the coming months.

“There has been a lot of talk over the matter,” Martinez said.

“It is not a nice situation when a manager loses his job. We know Moyes will look forward to the next football chapter and the next experience.

“He is a strong man with a winning mentality and I am sure he will bounce back straight away.

“He has ensured he will be ready to get into another job as quick as he can. He won’t have the lack of opportunities.”

In a statement released via the League Managers Association on Wednesday, Moyes insisted that he was “proud” to have been manager of the Red Devils.

“I have always believed that a manager never stops learning during his career and I know I will take invaluable experience from my time as United’s manager,” said Moyes.

“To have been appointed as manager of Manchester United, one of the biggest football clubs in the world, was and remains something of which I will always be incredibly proud.”

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