David Moyes: Latest News and Rumours on Former Manchester United Manager

Rory MarsdenFeatured ColumnistJune 6, 2014

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JUNE 04:  Former Manchester United manager, David Moyes looks on from the stands during the International friendly match between England and Ecuador at Sun Life Stadium on June 4, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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David Moyes has turned down two job offers since being shown the door at Old Trafford in April after less than a year in charge of Manchester United. 

The former Everton boss has said that he is looking for the right opportunity and is considering the prospect of working outside of England, per Daniel Taylor in The Guardian:

I have had a couple of opportunities to go back in and chosen not to do anything just now. I am going to look for what I feel is the right opportunity. I would like to think I proved myself over the 11-year period at Everton and what I am capable of, and the level at which I want to manage.


I got my real first taste of the Champions League this year and I thought I showed I can manage at that level. I would like somewhere that would give me a chance of being in the Champions League or a club that has ambitions of being in the Champions League.

It could be at home or abroad. I have always liked the thought of broadening my horizons and learning a bit more and at the moment I am quite comfortable watching and learning.

While Moyes endured a dismal 10 months of Premier League action in charge of the Red Devils, United did fare better in the Champions League under the Scot. The 51-year-old led United to the last eight of the competition before they were knocked out by Bayern Munich, losing 4-2 on aggregate.

In the process, Moyes masterminded a group win with two convincing victories against Bayer Leverkusen and a terrific second-leg turnaround to win their last 16 tie against Olympiacos.

However, United's Premier League form meant Moyes was sacked with four games of the season remaining, with the Red Devils sitting in their eventual finishing position of seventh.

He spent 11 years in charge at Everton before moving to Old Trafford, and consistently impressed as the Toffees finished in the top half year on year despite few resources.

A move to Celtic for Moyes had been rumoured after Neil Lennon left his post in Glasgow, per football writer Graham Ruthven.

However, Celtic has already announced their new manager:

While his time at United may have done some damage to his reputation, there is no doubt that he is a very good manager and he will likely want to make sure that his next club is the right fit for him.

Where that club will be is anyone's guess, but his recent comments indicate Moyes is considering a wide range of possibilities about his future.