Former assistant coach Rene Meulensteen has slammed Manchester United for the way they handled the succession of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.
David Moyes was hand-picked by Ferguson to be his successor and was, put simply, a drastic failure from start to finish, leaving his post in April.
Ryan Giggs took over on a caretaker basis before assuming an assistant manager role under Louis van Gaal, who was replaced by current boss Jose Mourinho in 2016.
Speaking in an interview this week, Meulensteen claimed the brisk appointment of Moyes was a massive strategic mistake by the club.
“Knowing that Ryan Giggs was keen on stepping into coaching – he was doing his licenses – he knew United inside out. The culture, the identity – he knows everything,” he said.
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