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The three careers Moyes could pursue now Tesco don’t want him

| 19.03.2014

Manchester United’s latest galling loss, at the hands of Liverpool, seems to have declared it open season for David Moyes jokes, with Twitter revving up to a white-hot frenzy over the beleaguered Scot’s misfortune.

Perhaps the most high profile slight came from Tescos, who interjected a conversation suggesting Moyes could get a job in their supermarket with the barb: “We’re award winners here, not sure he’d fit in.”

With Moyes the 3/1 third favourite to be the next manager to leave, we’ve come up with a few career moves the Scot could make should he make an early Old Trafford exit:

Morrisons Executive

Tesco may have shunned him, but that doesn’t mean the supermarket world in its entirety is ruled out for Moyes.

Having recently announced losses for the year totalling £176m, Morrisons are set for a price restructure in order to get their house back in order.

Having enjoyed happier times in charge of Everton’s austere budget, Moyes could be just the man the cash-leaking supermarket needs to steer them to the cusp of supermarket stardom, only the cusp mind.

Spin Doctor

Despite a season-long struggle to get the Red Devils playing the brand of football the country is used to, Moyes’ default post-match assertion that any defeat has been undeserved or unforeseen has him primed for a role in politics.

Alastair Campbell made spin doctoring famous during Tony Blair’s stint as Prime Minister and Moyes’ now highly-skilled ability to present each loss as a positive could be put to great use in Westminster.

Race Horse Owner

Quite simply, Moyes has so far failed to follow in Sir Alex Ferguson’s footsteps at United but, should his attempt in the football sphere be cut short, the determined Scot will be hell-bent on proving he can do it.

Trying to best his predecessor in the racehorse game could be his best bet, where even supposed 50/1-shot donkeys like Lord Windermere have their day in the sun every now and then.

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Matt Wiggins

No idyllic sound comes close to leather on willow for Matt, whose previous experience includes stints with Spin Magazine and Surrey County Cricket Club. It's not just cricket that interests him though, with football, golf, tennis and any American sport not played on ice all high on his list of favourites.