After getting sacked by Manchester United earlier this week, David Moyes released a dignified farewell statement. The following is the first draft of that statement.
To have been appointed manager of Manchester United, once one of the biggest football clubs in the world, was and remains something of which I will always be incredibly proud. But I have already started an intensive hypnosis therapy to ensure I forget everything that happened after that appointment.
Taking charge after such a long period of continuous stability and success at the club was inevitably going to be a significant challenge. Think about it — can you remember any other instance where a beloved, iron-fisted dictator voluntarily retired and then hung around, watching his replacement from the crowd with the former lead singer of Simply Red? No. But it was a challenge that I relished and one I never had a second thought about taking on. Mostly because Sir Alex wouldn't let me.
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