Man United manager David Moyes admits he feels lucky to work for Man United after AVB's Spurs dismissal

Moyes feels blessed to work "for really good people" Photo: PA

David Moyes has responded to AVB's sacking at Spurs by admitting he feesl lucky work at a club like Man United, where he believes managers are given a fair chance.

Andre Villas-Boas was sacked following weekend defeats and there is intense speculation over the future of Cardiff's Malky Mackay following further friction with club owner Vincent Tan.

Yet Moyes is under no internal pressure at United, despite a difficult start to his reign, with the Scot assured of the time he needs to make a success of the job, just as he had at Preston and Everton.

"It makes me realise how lucky I have been at the clubs I have been at," said Moyes.

"I worked for great people at Preston, great people at Everton and my short experience at Manchester United tells me I am working for really good people here.

"Maybe some of the other managers haven't been as fortunate as I have."

Moyes has sympathy for AVB after his Spurs departure. Credit: PA

"I am a great advocate of managers," said Moyes.

"I want managers to be given opportunities.

"I am involved with the LMA. We are saying the best clubs have had stability.

"Look at Arsene Wenger, the stability he has given Arsenal. Sir Alex at United and even what happened to myself at Everton.

"Obviously the owners and chairman have their own reasons but the clubs who have given the managers that period of time have benefited.

"It is getting less and less to see that in football. The more we see it, it might help clubs gain a bit more control and stability.

"In turn it might mean they are not hiring and firing managers quite so often."