• Moyes' failure at Man Utd hurts football managers everywhere

    The best place to start to assess Sir Alex Ferguson's misplaced faith in David Moyes is probably the ancient Mayan citadel of Chichen Itza. Once you look at Chichen Itza, everything becomes clear.

    Chichen Itza was one of the great pre-Colombian cities. It is dominated by a soaring, sacred pyramid -- El Castillo -- which served as the focal point of the cult of Quetzalcoatl, the snake god. In its shadow lies a ball court where the Maya played what is now known as the Mesoamerican ball game. Read »


  • 4/23/2014 - 1:39 PM BST
    It's vital that Man Utd find a director of football
    ESPN FC United

    Dear Joel and Avram (and if you're reading this, Malcolm, Linda, Edward, Darcie, Bryan and Kevin, too),

    You guys are the Glazers. You own Manchester United and this is, no doubt, a trying time. You have just parted ways with your manager, David Moyes, and you need to find a successor. Take this as an open letter filled with unsolicited, but well-meaning, advice.

    According to reports, you will make your decision with input from Sir Alex Ferguson, David Gill, Sir Bobby Charlton, Ryan Giggs and Ed Woodward, but I assume it's still ultimately your decision. Read »

  • 4/23/2014 - 10:43 AM BST
    Where now for Moyes? Would you want him?
    ESPN FC United

    The colour drained from David Moyes' face when Sir Alex Ferguson told him he had chosen him as the new Manchester United manager. The Chosen One.

    It seemed a strange decision to hand the keys to Old Trafford to a man with gaping holes in his CV; a playoff final success with Preston aside. Many saw Moyes as under-qualified to take on the most daunting task in football, but which club would take him now he is out of the job?

    The likes of Tottenham, Norwich, West Ham and possibly even Arsenal could be on the look-out for a new manager this summer. Read »

  • 4/23/2014 - 7:53 AM BST
    Assessing Prem newcomers -- Leicester City and Burnley
    ESPN FC United

    With Leicester City and Burnley securing their passage into England's top flight, here's a look at what to expect from the new boys next season.

    Leicester City

    Premier League pedigree: Not played in the top tier since 2004 and dropped down to League One in 2008, but a 10-year absence is their longest time outside the top flight since they won promotion in 1954. Their recent golden age came under Martin O’Neill when they recorded four consecutive top-10 finishes between 1997 and 2000 and reached three League Cup finals, winning two. Read »