Former Man United boss ready to return to football
Former Manchester United boss David Moyes says he is ready to return to football management, after a nightmare nine months in charge at Old Trafford, reports the Telegraph.
Moyes was sacked from United in May, having seen his side drop to seventh place in the Premier League having been champions the season before.
The former Everton boss has kept a dignified silence since the sacking, but admits he would be ready to return to football a better manager, should the right opportunity come along.
“I’m ready to go,” Moyes said . “I’ve no time-scale. I’m enjoying the break but I’m a football man and I want to work. I feel my best years are ahead of me and I do feel I am still a young manager. I’ve lots to learn and lots I want to put into practice.”
“I think I am better-equipped to take over a job like Manchester United now than even when I did take over because I’ve had a chance to see what happens, what goes on,” Moyes explained.
“I felt I was ready when I left Everton but obviously when you get in you see things and you realise that experience and knowledge you can only get from being in the job. But unfortunately I only got nine months.”
“Picking my next job is vitally important, I’m well aware of that,” he admitted. “I’ve an open mind as to what it will be and where it will be – if it’s in the Premier League or in the UK, that’s fine.
“But if it’s abroad then I’m okay with that. I have always been an advocate of players and coaches going abroad if that’s the right opportunity. It doesn’t happen, not enough anyway.
“You look at how well Terry Venables did in Spain and how well Bobby Robson did – they are up there with the great managers and both had periods working in Europe. One of the reasons why I wanted to be part of the League Managers Association was because I felt there were an awful lot of foreign coaches coming into these shores but we were not exporting enough British talent.
“It’s good that we have good managers like Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger in this country but I think we should be trying to send out some of our managers to other countries to help not just the development of themselves but the leagues over here. It can enhance their careers. So I’ve an open mind on where I go next.”