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LENNON BACKS MOYES

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has come out in support of his countryman David Moyes after the Scot has faced a lot of pressure since taking over at Manchester United. Ahead of the club’s meeting with Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Saturday, fans have revealed about a protest by flying a banner on a plane. Even though only a small group of supporters have turned against their manager following a run of poor results against rivals, a majority of the United supporters appeared to be behind David Moyes. The club has been going through one of the worst seasons in recent history.

Aside from losses against the likes of West Brom at home, United have also suffered very poor results at the hands of their arch rivals Liverpool and Manchester City. Even though they have qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals, many reckon that it is an astonishing achievement that the club has come this far under Moyes. So far, the signings that he has made have also not worked out with Marouane Fellaini especially coming in for heavy criticism. Neil Lennon, who is about to win the Scottish league title with a record amount of points, says that a manager should be given time to implement his ideas.

“I have a little understanding of what David Moyes is going through but I can’t second guess how he’s feeling. With all managerial jobs, when you go through a rough period, it’s a lonely place. What I’m not happy about is the way people are rounding on him. You don’t mind constructive criticism but when it gets to the point they’re trying to humiliate him that leaves a sour taste in the mouth. He deserves a lot more than that and should be treated with more respect,” said Lennon, who has been linked with a Premier league job.

MOYES SPECULATION

The future of the Everton manager, David Moyes, has come under intense speculation due to the Scots the season to sign a new deal until the end of the season. Moyes has been at the club for more than a decade, but his hands have been tied severely in the last few years due to the financial constraints of the club. Now, the former Preston North End manager has revealed that he will be making a decision on his future depending on the transfer budget of the club in the summer.

Moyes has revealed that he has been speaking with the chairman Bill Kenwright for the last few months regarding the money that he will have at his disposal in the summer. However, he is yet to be given a breakdown of the budget, although Kenwright is thought to have given him a strong indication of the same. Moyes has said that he will always have the club’s interests in his mind before taking a decision. Hence, fans should not be questioning his stance when it comes to signing a new contract. Moyes was recently booed by his own fans after the 3-1 defeat against Wigan in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

The 49-year-old has pointed out to the passion that he showed against Manchester City as an indication that he cares for the club. “I think we are making progress. What I mean is, I’m waiting on some information coming back to me and we’ll talk again when we get all that information. I’ve been given some indication of budget, but I’ve not been given the breakdown of it. I’ve been speaking to the chairman for three or four months, it’s been moving along, and all the things I’m doing are for the best of Everton,” said Moyes ahead of the Premier league weekend.