David Moyes, recently sacked as Manchester United manager has reacted to his sacking saying he is “proud” to have managed the club according to a Sky news report.
“To have been appointed as manager of Manchester United, one of the biggest football clubs in the world, was and remains something of which I will always be incredibly proud,” said a written statement.
Moyes admits though, that he was frustrated at the team’s lacklustre results, which have seen them drop to seventh in the Premier League.
Moyes was sacked on Tuesday after a series of defeats left the team with no hope of Champions League qualification for the first time since 1995.
His statement admits the job was “immense” and a “significant challenge” but says he “never had a second thought about taking (it) on”.
He thanked the club’s staff, fans and Sir Alex Ferguson but makes no mention of the players.
Some of the club’s best players are said to have been unhappy with Moyes during his brief reign at Old Trafford.
The League Managers Association, which issued the statement on Moyes’ behalf, said it was “very disappointed with the nature of David’s departure”.