English Premiership

Moyes will survive: Martinez

2014-04-24 14:30
David Moyes (AFP)

London - Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes that sacked Manchester United boss David Moyes will bounce back quickly and find himself a new job.

The Scot lasted just 10 months at Old Trafford before paying the price for what had become a disastrous season by United's standards.

Defeat last weekend to Everton, where Moyes spent 11 years as manager, was the final straw for the United board who are now looking for a new chief.

But despite the damage to his reputation, Martinez is confident that Moyes will rebound.

"It is not a nice situation when a manager loses his job, especially someone who has such strong links with our club," said the Spaniard.

"It has been a difficult experience, but any experience is a good experience in this game unfortunately.

"We know David Moyes will look forward to the next footballing chapter.

"We all know he is a very successful man and has a real strong winning mentality and he will get ready to bounce back straight away.

"It is very difficult to get that experience, the amount of years he has been working at the highest level, and the know-how he has is a real strength.

"I am sure he will be ready to get into another job as quick as he can and I am sure he won't have a lack of offers or opportunities when you have someone who is so hard-working, focused and dedicated in his job.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has advised Moyes to take some time out from the game before deciding his next step.

"I wouldn't advise him to come back into the game sooner. I would come back later if I were him. He has done 15 years continuously - maybe even longer," he said.

"To take some time with the family and reflect and enjoy life a little bit more without the pressures of particularly Premier League football will do him the world of good and then when he emerges again, he will come back a better manager than he already has been, and he has been one hell of a manager."

Allardyce feels the process of Moyes' departure could have been handled better.

"For Manchester United as an institution and a football as large as they are, the process looked like it was floored which was a great shame for Manchester United as a brand, and of course David Moyes knowing his fate before he was even told.

"That is how it looks from the outside. If that is the case, it is a great shame for David and a great shame that Manchester United chose to use that process."

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