Friday 23 March 2018

Ian Holloway: I understand David Moyes’ plight

Millwall manager thinks Moyes may be trying to transform the club too quickly, like he did at Crystal Palace.

Manchester United manager David Moyes
Manchester United manager David Moyes

Ian Holloway has said it would be a fatal mistake if David Moyes attempted to transform Man United too quickly.

Now managing Championship outfit Millwall, Holloway has backed the Scot to turn things around at Old Trafford, but only if he realises that it will be fruitless to make drastic changes, which proved his own downfall at Crystal Palace.

Holloway left the struggling Eagles earlier in the season by mutual consent when he felt he couldn’t take the club any further and he believes that Moyes could fall into a similar trap.

“I’ve maintained all season that Moysey is the right man for United and I’m sure results will improve once he has put his stamp on the team,” he wrote today in his column in the Sunday Mirror.

“My experience at Crystal Palace made me realise quickly that trying to transform things too quickly can often have a detrimental effect,” he added.

Holloway arrived at the New Den and has hailed the spirit of the players, though he did have a few choice words with his players after last week’s defeat at Barnsley.

“I locked my players in the dressing room so I could deliver some home truths,” he said.

Declan Whooley

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