Requieum for the Redundant Man

A highly capable manager is made the fall guy for one billionaire’s incomprehension over 11 millionaires proving suddenly unable to do their jobs, as shown to them by the success Mr Moyes’ former club. It was the lost Champions’ League revenues that Glazer had planned to hose on debts that lost Moyes his job.

Who could manage a team with so vast and so fragile an ego as Manchester United, with its ‘fans’ from Wall Street to the highlands of Vietnam, a club with so epic a sense of entitlement, this … rich man’s bauble? Who could manage under such mercenary ownership? Who would want to when the fans back you by strafing the stadium with flights of hate?  

Does no one at this globalised club know what football actually is?


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