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Football: Rival managers sympathise with sacked Moyes

Published on Apr 26, 2014 3:15 AM

LONDON (AFP) - A host of Premier League managers have criticised Manchester United's decision to sack David Moyes this week, just 10 months after he replaced Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.

Arsenal's Arsene Wenger, now the longest-serving manager in the Premier League following Ferguson's retirement, said the high casualty rate among managers could have profound consequences for the English game.

And Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini could not understand the timing of United's decision to ditch Moyes.

However, several former United stars now in charge of top-flight English clubs, including Steve Bruce, Mark Hughes and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer all backed their former United team-mate Ryan Giggs to make a success of his new role as interim player-manager.

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