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Bearsden boy David Moyes sacked as Manchester United manager

stock pic - David Moyes, Everton manager .... Picture by Donald MacLeod 08.06.03

stock pic - David Moyes, Everton manager .... Picture by Donald MacLeod 08.06.03

Bearsden boy David Moyes has been sacked as manager of Manchester United.

He was shown the door at Old Trafford after a string of disappointing results - including Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to his former club, Everton.

The club had also tamely surrendered their crown as English champions and will not qualify for the lucrative Champion’s League next year.

Moyes (50) - a former Bearsden Academy pupil who lived on Stockiemuir Road - was on a six year, £33million deal.

After being announced as Sir Alex Ferguson’s chosen successor last year, his aunt and uncle Anne and John Cochrane, from Bishopbriggs, described him as a family man who has been “passionate about football since he was a boy in Bearsden.”

After leaving Bearsden Academy, Moyes started a career whcih saw him play for Celtic.

He had a stint as manager of Preston North End before building his reputation at Everton.

Relative success there saw him getting the Man U job.

Moyes has two grown up children and his dad, David Snr, who was a scout for Everton, left Bearsden to follow his son south.

David Jnr met his wife Pamela 20 years ago at a disco at the Winnock Hotel in Drymen.

 

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