By CAITLIN MURRAY
David Moyes’ time may soon be up.
Multiple English media outlets are reporting that Moyes may soon be fired as manager of Manchester United, with ESPN also reporting that Moyes’ dismissal is “imminent.”
United owners, the Glazer family, and vice president Ed Woodward are reportedly in discussions about whether to continue with Moyes at the helm, having first considered it after United’s FA Cup defeat to Swansea City in January. A 2-0 loss at Moyes’ former club Everton on Sunday may be the final straw.
According to ESPN, meetings to discuss Moyes’ future with the club took place Monday morning, with some players reportedly disillusioned with his leadership.
The Guardian called Moyes’ ouster before the end of the season “likely,” with Ryan Giggs as a possible interim coach.
Manchester United declined Monday to confirm reports of the impending firing.
Moyes had left Everton after nine years to take over United last May. But after 11 months on the job and millions spent in some pricey trades, Moyes doesn’t have much to show for it. United are on pace to complete their worst campaign in about 24 years, having lost 11 of their 22 games this year.
The Glazers are reportedly willing to spend as much as £200 million to rebuild the beleaguered club, but it appears they may have lost faith in Moyes’ ability to steer that process.
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