Sir Alex Ferguson pleaded with David Moyes to keep his Man Utd backroom staff
David Moyes ignored Sir Alex Ferguson’s pleas to keep his backroom staff when he took over as Manchester United manager.
The former Everton boss brought in his own team, including Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville, coach Jimmy Lumsden, goalkeeping coach Chris Woods and long-term assistant Steve Round.
Now, The Sun reports that Fergie advised Moyes to work with the team that had already made United champions.
Instead Moyes told Ferguson’s assistant Mike Phelan, first-team coach Rene Meulensteen and goalkeeping coach Eric Steele that they were all surplus to requirements.
Steele has revealed that he though Moyes was making a ‘brave decision’ in letting them go.
He told Inside United magazine: “He spoke to me, Mick and Rene.
“I told him I thought it was a brave decision.
“I didn’t want to leave. Why would I? I knew that David was coming in and wondered who he’d bring.
“I don’t blame him for doing what he did. I’ve been in the game long enough to know how it is.
“But it’s ironic, isn’t it? You’ve just been part of a team that has had a great season and won the league. David De Gea’s had his best season. Does it make sense that you’re not retained to continue the good work?”
United fans observing their team languishing in 12th place in the Premier League table might be inclined to agree.