Failed Manchester United manager insists he would return to Old Trafford

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Former Manchester United boss David Moyes has revealed that he wouldn’t think twice if he was offered a second chance at the club.

The 52-year-old endured a difficult time in his managerial career after replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, and lasted just 10 months in the job.

As the team struggled to live up to expectations and fell short of their objectives, Moyes’s tenure was ultimately deemed as a failure by many with Ryan Giggs guiding the team to a seventh-placed finish in the Premier League as a player-manager.

While Louis van Gaal has struggled in more recent times, questions have been asked about where United go next if they choose to replace the Dutchman, and Moyes appears to be more than willing for a second shot even though it is highly unlikely he will be afforded one.

“Would I take the job again? Of course I would because there are very few managers in the world who wouldn’t want to manage Manchester United,” said Moyes, on the Clare Balding Show.

“I wouldn’t have done anything different. I’d have only done it different if I’d have known it was 10 months rather than six years.

“Everybody knows that if you have that sort of workspan it changes how you think. My understanding was that I was going to a club which always looked after its managers. Even when they were in trouble or it wasn’t going well, you got your time to sort things out.

“I was under that illusion when I was there. I didn’t think anything else.”

Moyes experienced a difficult stint in Spain with Real Sociedad after leaving United, as the former Everton boss lasted just a year in La Liga before being sacked.

As a result, it remains to be seen where he chooses to come back, as he remains adamant that 10 months wasn’t long enough to go through the process of evolving the United team in the post-Ferguson era.

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