Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has stated that the club do not need to go in search of a high-profile manager to replace David Moyes, who was sacked after just 10 months in charge following a run of poor results. Moyes was appointed as the replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson only in the summer, but he has been able to oversee a very disappointing campaign with the club. They are on course to miss out on Champions League football, while the latest 2-0 defeat against Everton only pushed to them closer towards a terrible seventh place finish.
Ryan Giggs has been appointed as the interim manager until the end of the season, but United are widely thought to be pursuing one of the top names in the business. They have been linked with the likes of Louis van Gaal, who will be available once the World Cup comes to an end. Even the likes of Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti have been linked with United, but Neville says that the club does not need a big manager in order to get the best out of the players. He says that Giggs would be a great manager for the club if provided the opportunity.
Neville knows United extremely well after having won 16 major honours with the club during his playing days.
“The suggestion that they need a big manager to attract players to the club, I find that a bit sad to be fair. The idea that Manchester United Football Club need to have a sort-of figurehead to be able to attract players is a nonsense as far as I’m concerned. Manchester United, as a football club, is big enough in its own right to be able to attract players – and they should be. It seems to be pointing in that direction and I suppose at the start of next season,” said Neville.