Well, that was fast! Less than a year ago, Manchester United hired David Moyes to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as their manager. But earlier today, they announced that Moyes has already been fired and will be replaced by Ryan Giggs. It's not a huge surprise, seeing as how there have been rumors about Moyes' job security floating around out there for the last week or so. But Man U dismissed Moyes rather unceremoniously this morning with a short statement.
"Manchester United has announced that David Moyes has left the club," the statement said. "The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty, and integrity he brought to the role."
That's a pretty nice way of saying "YOU'RE FIRED!" Unfortunately, though, Twitter hasn't been quite as kind. Since Moyes was officially sacked, the hashtag #MoyesSacked has been trending. And much like they did yesterday when New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson was fired, people have been going in on Moyes on Twitter. Just check out the 25 harshest Twitter reactions that we've seen with regards to Moyes losing his job…
David Moyes and Pregnancy have a lot in common... Both last 9 months! #MoyesSacked— Cameron Cleaver (@cameron_cleaver) April 22, 2014
Moyes finally got a red card, you're out. #MoyesSacked— Ikky (@Ikhwan_Syafiq) April 22, 2014
Waking up to such good news that David Moyes has been sacked! GOOD morning people ☺️ #MoyesSacked— B A (@iBilalAnwar) April 22, 2014
#MoyesSacked is prolly the best news of the week! Now lets get Kloop.— Steven Kirenga (@stkirenga) April 22, 2014
#MoyesSacked finally he's destroyed united this year, take fellaini with him.— Stewart Thornber (@Stewbacaa) April 22, 2014
Moyes has been sacked and is now expected to take over as head of UKIP considering neither of them have any interest in Europe. #MoyesSacked— Kendrick Lamar (@TheMeisterr) April 22, 2014
Gonna apply for the Utd job, I think my FIFA career shows the talent I have. #MoyesSacked— Joe Freestone (@joefreestone) April 22, 2014
Vince Mcmahon to buy Man Utd and bring in Triple H as the new boss - the Kliq will be his coaching staff #MoyesSacked— Max Harrison (@mharrison55) April 22, 2014
Would if liked to have seen moyes finish off the year at least.... Capt gotta go down with his ship lol #MoyesSacked— Hi I'm Bob (@Bobby_Barraza) April 22, 2014
Don't feel too sorry for David Moyes... he's walking away with £10 million. #MoyesSacked— Dave Parrack (@DavePee) April 22, 2014
Yikes. Let's hope Moyes is staying far, far away from Twitter today.