David Moyes ex-PNE player and manager could be said to be Made in Preston. His record as manager at Deepdale with Chairman Bryan Gray was their best for several decades. The period was one of transformation into play-off specialists, but never quite making the very top, and updating the ground. Some are now saying with hindsight that his record at Everton was similar in that they never quite made it. Although they were consistently on the fringe with little money to be spent in a time when money makes everything.
It was unfortunate that he was asked to put on the boots of Goliath at Manchester United and that the team had a lot of players who were past their best. It was unfortunate that the Chief Executive stood down at the same time as Moyes arrived and new Chief Executive appears to be mainly a businessman rather than a soccer club supremo. It could be that his style wasn’t the attacking, free flowing one needed or maybe he felt a bit intimidated and that time would bring it on.
It must be sickening for someone who has strived so hard to be in this situation. Let’s hope he’s not too downhearted as there can be no doubt he’s a great manager who will be back.