Messrs Hughes, Cook and Mansour aren’t winning any friends!
David Moyes has accused Manchester City of having no class and no respect.
Furious Everton manager Moyes hit out over the way he believes City have become big-money bullies in their bid to sign centre-back Joleon Lescott . Moyes fumed: “It is about showing respect – and we are not being shown that.”
He believes the way that City manager Mark Hughes, chief executive Garry Cook and their Abu Dhabi employers are trying to sign England star Lescott is all wrong.
He told Sunday Mirror Sport: “I’m sure if I was Mark Hughes with all the money he has I would try to buy the best players.
“But we’d try to go about it in a different fashion.
“I would think I would go about my business in the way I have always done.”
As Moyes privately understands it, Lescott knows his weekly salary would be more than trebled from its current £30,000 even though no deal has been done – or is likely to be done. (Sunday Mirror)
I get the impression this isn’t going to be the last time we hear managers cry foul over Man City‘s bullying tactics and you have to feel sorry for David Moyes at the way Joleon Lescott situation has been handled but the player himself shouldn’t get off lightly either.
It seems to me that the moment the England international was aware that the mega bucks side were interested his eye’s lit up. He could have easily defused the situation by simply stating he wasn’t interested but clearly he has been drawn in by the sheer amount of cash on the table without remembering where his loyalties lay. Remember Everton took a relative risk when they stumped up the £5m package to sign the player from Wolves and he is now a fixture in the international set-up, surely he therefore owes some debt of gratitude to the Merseyside club? Or is that too much to ask for?