David Moyes Manchester United
David Moyes was relieved of his duties as Manchester United boss Tuesday morning. Reuters

Due to continued struggles in the competitive Barclays Premier League, Manchester United higher-ups elected to part ways with first-year boss David Moyes on Tuesday. The former Everton boss had been sitting on the hot seat for the past few months but after United’s impressive comeback against Olympiakos in the UEFA Champions League Round of 32, things seemed to be improving for the 50-year-old. After dropping the second leg of the UCL quarterfinals to Bayern Munich and recently falling in shutout fashion to BPL opponent Everton however, the Glazer family and those closely associated with decision making at Old Trafford decided a change needed to be made.

In 51 total competitions this year, the Scotland native was only able to muster up 27 wins against 9 draws and 15 losses. Continued struggles at the famed Old Trafford coupled with crushing defeats to rivals Manchester City and Liverpool only added to the unrest that eventually cost Moyes his job with four matches remaining on United’s Premier League schedule. Shortly after Moyes was dismissed from his duties, Manchester United indicated that player-coach Ryan Giggs -- who has been with the organization since 1990 -- will take the reins on an interim basis. Giggs began his senior career at Old Trafford and due to his extensive experience with the club, bosses with the English giants felt comfortable with his appointment.

“Following the departure of David Moyes as manager, Manchester United has announced that Ryan Giggs, the club's most decorated player, will assume responsibility for the first team until a permanent appointment can be made,” Manchester United posted on its official website regarding Giggs, who is viewed as a possible full-time replacement for Moyes. “The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role but will make no further comment on this process until it is concluded.”

If Ryan Giggs is not handed the outright job at Old Trafford, major coaching names including Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal, current Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp and Juventus leader Antonio Conte are among the names being thrown into the discussion. While these individuals are certainly worthy of recognition, many supporters of the team are clamoring for United to appoint Diego Simeone as the next Man U boss.

Diego Simeone Atlético Madrid
Diego Simeone could replace David Moyes at Old Trafford. Reuters

The 43-year-old Argentine led Atlético Madrid to the 2012-2013 Copa del Rey championship and has continued to mold the Spanish side into strong competitors in the Spanish Primera Division. Through 34 matches, Los Rojiblancos hold a four point advantage over Barcelona for the top spot while Real Madrid sits in third, six points out of the No. 1 position.

With a strong resume that includes playing experience with Atlético, Sevilla and Internazionale along with his continued success as a manager, expect to hear Diego Simeone’s name often when it comes to who will become the next boss at Old Trafford.

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