Ex-Manchester United manager David Moyes ready to resume career

Friday October 17th, 2014

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes told BBC Sport that he is ready to resume his career.

Moyes was fired by United in April, less than a year into his first season as the team's manager. Player-coach Ryan Giggs took over as interim manager for the remainder of the season before Louis van Gaal was hired in May. 

United finished 19-7-12 in the Premier League last season, its lowest win total since 1990-91. 

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Moyes, who came to United after managing Everton for 11 years, said he's had several people contact him about jobs, but that he hasn't felt any of them are the right fit yet. 

"I have enjoyed the time off but I have got to wait on the right job and make sure it's one that I want," said Moyes. "I'm really ambitious," he said. "I would never have left Everton for anybody but an ambitious football club. And I thought Manchester United would have given me that opportunity."

"It didn't materialize that way, so I am hoping that the next club I join gives me the chance to build a team, because I think that is what I am good at."

Moyes said he's not solely listening to offers from European clubs, but really enjoyed his time in the Champions League with United. His team reached the quarterfinal of the Champions League before losing to Bayern Munich. 

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Moyes said he spent the summer after being fired relaxing, attending coaching conferences and spending time with family. He also said it was the first time he's been off in 30 years.

"I needed a little bit of time just to make sure that I am ready, and I am feeling good to go back," he said

- Molly Geary

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