Nine months after he took the hot-seat at Old Trafford, is David Moyes’ record-breaking reign coming to an end? Tuesday’s 2-0 defeat to Olympiacos could be the final straw for the former Everton man if Paddy Power’s traders and TalkSport’s Andy Goldstein are to be believed.
Going into last night’s Champions League tie, David Moyes was in a comfortable position in the Premier League sack race at unlikely odds of 14/1. He was nibbled to 11/1 after the defeat but that price has disappeared amongst rumours that the Scot is packing up his desk at Carrington.
A flood of cash has got Paddy Power’s traders ducking for cover and Moyes’ odds were cut to 9/1 before being smashed into Evens and then into the odds-on 8/11 favourite.
Andy Goldstein also took to Twitter to drop a Moyes-shaped bombshell that may or may not be true. The air of mystery just adds to the excitement.
Don't know how true but NYSE apparently been told Moyes has been sacked.
— Andy Goldstein MBE (@andygoldstein05) February 26, 2014
The 2-0 defeat in Greece was yet another lacklustre performance for the #MoyesOut brigade to chalk up, with Man United looking like they’ll almost certainly miss out on Champions League football next year.
Surprisingly just three managers – Alex Ferguson, Ernest Mangnall and Sir Matt Busby – had a better win rate as United manager than David Moyes currently has (52.27%). However it is the gaffer’s tactics, and the manner of his defeats that have had fans eyeing up the trap door.
We hate to put the jinx on you Davey, but we do have some pretty good history of predicting when the current Man United boss is heading for the exit…