David Moyes' Son Sparks Controversy by Becoming an Agent
Manchester United handpicked David Moyes to steer the club toward a successful future, but after just two months in the Old Trafford hot seat, it appears another member of the Moyes family is attracting media attention.
As reported by Charles Sale of the Daily Mail, David Moyes Jnr’s position as an agent at Wasserman Media Group is beginning to ruffle feathers:
There are furrowed brows among football agents that David Moyes Jnr, son of the Manchester United manager, is working as a middle man in the North West.
Moyes Jnr is employed by the Wasserman Media Group, whom he joined as an intern in 2011, with his duties said to include looking after young players and bringing others to the agency.
And with footballers on United’s books being so coveted by agents, it’s no surprise there is disquiet about the son of the Old Trafford boss competing for players — however lowly his current position within WMG.
While Moyes is known for keeping business matters in the family—the 50-year-old’s brother, Kenny, currently acts his agent—Moyes Jnr’s positioning within WMG could be perceived to impact on the dealings of Manchester United.
In theory, at least.
Should a player target a transfer to the Theatre of Dreams, linking up with Moyes Jnr might represent the most intelligent move. The duties of the manager's son, as reported by Sale, dictate that he looks after young talent—indirectly handing clients a link to Manchester United.
As hinted at by Sale, Moyes Jnr could also help WMG represent the club's best upcoming players, a situation that would not sit well with rival agents looking for top-level clients.
United have a strong ethical backbone on such matters. The club adopted a range of new "tighter internal procedures," per Sam Wallace of the Daily Telegraph, after the club's relationship with Jason Ferguson—the son of Sir Alex—came to an end when his dealings were questioned in 2004.
As Sale’s report highlights, Chris Smalling is the only WMG-based player to be working with Manchester United right now, but that situation is bound to come under scrutiny if further players become represented by the organisation.
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The agent's father, meanwhile, has come under fierce scrutiny of his own for a disappointing transfer window with the Premier League champions.
Moyes' inability to land public target Cesc Fabregas, and his willingness to let Marouane Fellaini's £23.5 million buyout clause expire before purchasing him for £27.5 million, summed up an uninspiring summer for the Scotsman.
Despite recently losing 4-1 to local rivals Manchester City, Moyes afforded himself a little respite with United's 1-0 Capital One Cup win over Liverpool. As reported by Dominic King of the Daily Mail, the stern Scot believes he has what it takes to lead the club to success:
It (criticism) is not frustrating because I will sort it. I will fix it. I will turn it around. I have got no doubt about that. What have I learned? We have to improve. I am still getting to know the players.
They are a really good team, they won the Premier League last year, but we need to improve.
Richard Tanner of the Express recently reported that Moyes is looking to land further signings in the January transfer window. However, it will be interesting to see if he is the only Moyes in the market.
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