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    NC Fan4Life wrote:
    Moyes inherited an aging squad which needs time to re-build. It took Sir Alex about 3 seasons so Manure should have accepted this and given him more time. Any way he now needs time off so is not for us.

    Saints need a a big name to increase our stature as a club, as we did when we signed Kevin Keegan at the time.
    A top manager like Rafa Benitez is what we need.
    Rafa is proven, successful and wants to return to the premiership. He would convince the best players to stay and attract the quality additions to push us on into Europe, as Ralph has said this week.

    We would recover Rafa's large salary in no time as Saints would then be taken seriously by the so called big clubs.

    Katharina, Ralph & Les GO GET RAFA NOW !!
    Sorry, but IMO Rafa is NOT suited to Saints in the slightest. Firstly, he's a bit of a Sven - touts himself about like a tart within weeks of taking a new job. Secondly, his record of success is, like Sven's, only at clubs with very substantial spending power. As far as I can remember his record for bringing young players through is not outstanding either - certainly not an obvious trait.

    Moyes is much more our bag and, while we've been spoiled with amazing football in recent years, his brand of football is not really anything new to us - he's similar to Strachan and Hoddle in that he is offensive and direct, but builds that on solid defence and respect for the opposition - which is what annoyed Man Utd fans so much. Quite rightly, Man Utd have never given a toss about countering the threat of the opposition - they just bet on themselves to attack any team into submission. That's one of the reasons it didn't work for him there, plus the fact he was used to working on a budget, not negotiating for top top players."
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Sacked Moyes has had job offers

David Moyes

David Moyes

First published in Sport

FORMER Manchester United boss David Moyes, who has been linked with the vacant Saints manager's job, has revealed he has had job offers.

Moyes has told the Scottish Sunday Post that he was ''tempted by one or two'' of the offers he had had since leaving Old Trafford.

Moyes, 51, said he had had some ''very good'' job offers since being sacked by United in April, when he was just 10 months into a six-year contract, but may choose to take a break from working in football.

He said it was ''unfortunate'' he was not given more time at Old Trafford but insisted he had benefited from his short spell in charge there.

The Scot said he had learned some ''invaluable lessons'' during his time at the club.

Moyes, who took over from Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager, told the Sunday Post: ''I really enjoyed my time at Manchester United, It taught me some invaluable lessons. I'm sure I will benefit from the whole experience.

''I believe I'll be a much wiser and more knowledgeable coach and manager from the short period I had at Old Trafford.''

''However I may still choose to have a break and enjoy watching and observing football throughout the world,'' he added.

''But what I do know for sure is that I have moved on.''

Moyes said he believed he would be given more time to implement a revamp at the club, and said that players, including Wayne Rooney and Darren Fletcher, had contacted him with messages of support after he left He also said: ''I believe I had nothing but support from Sir Alex during my short period as manager.

''When I succeeded him he advised me of some changes that had to be made. I took his advice on board and started to implement the changes and modernise certain aspects.

''I also became aware of other changes that were necessary and put plans in place. It was never going to all come together in a few weeks or months.''

He added: ''It was unfortunate I wasn't given more time to succeed.''

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