In a move not totally unexpected to those who follow the EPL David Moyes has finally been removed from his position as manager at Manchester United. The ageless Ryan Giggs takes on an interim role until the successor is found.
As a fan of English football in general and ManU specifically I couldn't have imagined the impending collapse at the beginning of the season. A team that won the league handily last season has dropped to seventh in the league this year. Honestly, I haven't seen a united team play this uninspired in my time watching the sport (30 odd years).
This has reinforced to me the impact a coach/manager can have on a team. This was virtually the same team that won the league last year and by changing coaches, the wheels fell off. Every significant piece of last years team was still there and still they faltered.
To bring this around to our favorite american football team, perhaps with simply the addition of a coach this year we can see as big a step forward for our offense as the step backward ManU took this season.
Anyway, for me being a fan of both UM and ManU I'm full of optimism for the furture. Full disclosure though, I'm pretty much always an optimist when encountering change. Go Blue and Go Red Devils!