Moyes hopes Man United post inspires others

Manchester United boss David Moyes hopes his recent appointment at Old Trafford will serve as a source of inspiration for other British managers.

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Named as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at the end of last season, Moyes has since taken charge of Manchester United on their pre-season tour of Asia, guiding the Premier League champions to two wins, two losses and a draw against some of the continent's best.

Moyes told PA Sport he was pleased that years of hard work had culminated in an opportunity to manage the Red Devils and he hoped for more British managers to find their way to the top.

"I think hopefully it will inspire more coaches in our country to think there is a route through to one of the big clubs. It has been very difficult in recent seasons for a British coach to get close to one of the big jobs. But I also had to earn my time. I coached and managed in the Premier League for 11 years at Everton was promoted through the divisions in the lower leagues with Preston. I had to earn my stripes to get myself to this level. During that journey were lots of trips abroad, lots of conferences and coaching seminars to try and develop as a coach," Moyes shared.

"Now, some chairmen take quick, instant decisions on people who maybe have had a year's success and give them a job. Mine was a different route. Mine had to be a long, slow progression and, hopefully, improvement. I hope there was a little bit of common-sense in the decision."

United players have spoken openly about their intentions to leave the right impression on their new boss and Chris Smalling pointed out that some of the younger members of the squad have certainly worked their way into contention for the new season.

"They have taken their chance, it’s good that the manager has given these young players a chance and they have really taken their chances," he said to the club's official website.

"I think all of them have made a claim for the start of the season and they are all in with a good shout."

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