Thursday 24 May 2018

David Moyes: A career in numbers

David Moyes the manager of Manchester United and Ryan Giggs
David Moyes the manager of Manchester United and Ryan Giggs

David Moyes has been sacked by Manchester United.

1963: Born April 25 in Glasgow.

 

1980: Signs professional forms with Celtic.

 

1981: Plays against Juventus in the European Cup and represents Scotland Youth.

 

1982: Picks up a Scottish Premier League winner's medal.

 

1983: With chances limited at Parkhead, heads to England and Cambridge United.

 

1985: Moves to Bristol City.

 

1987: Signs for Shrewsbury.

 

1990: Moves back to Scotland with Dunfermline.

 

1993: After a brief spell at Hamilton, joins Preston in September.

 

1994: Captains North End in the Division Three play-off final defeat by Wycombe at Wembley.

 

1995: Preston finish fifth again in the Third Division, but lose to Bury in the semi-finals of the play-offs.

 

1996: Preston are promoted after winning the Third Division title. Moyes takes an active role in coaching and is eventually appointed assistant to Gary Peters.

 

1998: January - surprise choice to take over manager's job when Peters switches roles to oversee the Centre of Excellence.

 

May - Preston finish 15th in Division Two.

 

1999: North End finish fifth and reach the semi-finals of the Division Two play-offs, where they are beaten by Gillingham.

 

2000: Preston romp to the Second Division championship, racking up 95 points.

 

2001: The Lilywhites finish a surprise fourth in Division One. Moyes takes Preston to within 90 minutes of the Premiership, but they lose out to Bolton in the play-off final.

 

2002: March 15 - Replaces Walter Smith as Everton manager. Everton win three of their first four matches under his leadership and escape relegation by seven points.

 

December 5 - With Everton fifth in the Premiership after four successive 1-0 wins in November, Moyes is named Barclaycard manager of the month - the first Everton boss to land such an award for more than three years.

 

2003: January - Everton suffer surprise 2-1 loss to Third Division Shrewsbury in FA Cup third round.

 

May - Everton beaten on final day of season by Manchester United and Blackburn take final UEFA Cup place. Moyes named League Managers' Association manager of the year for the first time.

 

2004: A more difficult season sees Everton narrowly escape relegation but their 5-1 defeat on final day of season sees them finish 17th.

 

August - Everton sell star striker Wayne Rooney to Manchester United in a deal worth up to £27million.

 

November 12 - With Everton third in the Premiership after 12 games, Moyes agrees new five-year contract.

 

2005: May - Everton finish fourth in the Premier League, above city rivals Liverpool, to qualify for the Champions League. Moyes is again named LMA manager of the year.

 

August - Everton are beaten in Champions League qualifying by Spain's Villarreal.

 

September - Everton are hammered 5-1 by Dinamo Bucharest and crash out of the UEFA Cup as well.

 

October - Everton's league form mirrors their European disaster and they sit bottom of the league, resulting in calls for Moyes' head in some quarters.

 

2006: May - The Toffees stick with Moyes and recover to finish 11th.

 

2007: May: Steers Everton into the UEFA Cup with a sixth-placed finish.

 

2008: March 12: The Blues lose on penalties to Fiorentina in the UEFA Cup last 16.

 

May: Everton finish fifth to qualify for the UEFA Cup again.

 

September 29: Admits FA charge of improper conduct in relation to an incident against Stoke on September 14.

 

October 2: Everton crash out of the UEFA Cup in the first round to Standard Liege.

 

October 14: Signs new five-year contract at Everton.

 

2009: April - Everton reach the final of the FA Cup with victory over Manchester United, but eventually miss out on the trophy to Chelsea.

 

2012: Everton finish the 2011/12 season above arch-rivals Liverpool in the Premier League for the first time in seven years.

 

2013: May 9: Everton announce Moyes will leave the club at the end of the season. United later confirm he will take over as manager on July 1 on a six-year contract.

 

September 2 - Returns to Goodison to sign Belgium midfielder Marouane Fellainifor £27.5million.

 

September - Suffers first defeat as United boss as Daniel Sturridge gives Liverpool victory at Anfield. Swiftly followed by 4-1 derby loss at Manchester City and 2-1 reverse at home to West Brom.

 

2014: January 25 - Signs Spain midfielder Juan Mata from Chelsea for £37.1million.

 

January - FA Cup third-round exit at hands of Swansea is compounded by Capital One Cup defeat to Sunderland, going down on penalties in the semi-final second leg at Old Trafford.

 

March - Oversees 3-0 home loss to Liverpool, but guides the club into Champions League quarter-finals by overturning 2-0 first-leg deficit against Olympiacos.

 

April 9 - Moyes' side crash out of Champions League, 4-2 on aggregate against Bayern Munich.

 

April 20 - United lose 2-0 at Moyes' former club Everton.

 

April 22 - Sacked by United.

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