David Moyes has admitted that he is open to the idea of managing Manchester United once again in his career after being sacked by them in April 2014. He was shown the Old Trafford exit door just 10 months after he was handed a six-year contract.
The 52-year-old replaced Sir Alex Ferguson after the latter guided the Red Devils to their 20th league title in May 2013. During Moyes' time at the club, United struggled and failed to qualify for the European competitions and they finished seventh in the 2013/14 season.
"Would I take the job again? Of course I would," Moyes told The Clare Balding Show on BT Sport, as quoted by the Independent. "There are very few managers in the world who wouldn't want to manage Manchester United."
"I wouldn't have done anything different. I would have only done it different if I'd known it was 10 months instead of 6 years.
"My understanding was that I was going to a club which always looked after their managers, even when they were in trouble and it wasn't going well, you got your time to sort things out. I was under that illusion when I was there.
"I had a great group of players they had recently won the Premier League under Sir Alex, but it was going to take time for that to change, evolve and of course there was going to have to be a changeover of players in time, but it couldn't be done in 10 months."
Ryan Giggs took the interim role after Moyes was sacked and Louis van Gaal was appointed as the Scot's successor at United. The Dutchman helped the 20-time English champions qualify for the Champions League, only to be eliminated from the group stages this season.
Van Gaal is under pressure at Old Trafford as the Red Devils are without a win in the last eight fixtures. Moyes has urged the club's board to back the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager as he believes it is still work in progress at United.
"I hope they stick with Louis Van Gaal, he deserves more time, it's still a work in progress for him, he's made some signings, from my experience in Spain it will take time for players from abroad to settle in," the former Everton boss explained.
"So, I think they should stick with it. They don't want to become a club which continuously changes their manager."