Man hired Youtude Moyes, Kerry packed a punch


Retrieved 09 May 2020, 11:30 IST

David Moyes during his time at Manchester United

David Moyes was appointed boss of Manchester United on Saturday seven years ago and Kerry Packer did not return until 1977.

Moyes, the manager of Everton, was introduced as his successor after Alex Ferguson announced his retirement a day after a long and glorious reign at Old Trafford.

Australian media mogul Packer was making waves 43 years before the birth of world series cricket.

Free-scoring Manchester City’s record-breaking Premier League exploits are further echoed in memory, when Michael Schumacher claimed a record-breaking victory on 9 May 2009.

We look back on those memorable moments.

1977 – Packer begins a revolution

The impact that Packer’s intervention had at the highest levels in cricket is still felt today.

He signed up dozens of the best players in the world for a breakaway tournament, named World Series Cricket, to oppose the establishment of an international series internationally.

Packer was increasingly frustrated by the Australian Cricket Board’s efforts to protect TV rights for the Channel Nine network, which was sacked.

On this day in 1977, it emerged that the 13 Australians who were to join the Ashes had signed as Tony Gregg on behalf of Packer, who was subsequently sacked as England captain.

The players were tempted by the advanced financial packages and the packers only moved a few feathers but the watering moment for the sport is a credit to Heralding.

2004 – Schumacher’s record-high five

The Great Schumacher did not have one of his best races at Circuit de Catalunya, but he was able to celebrate five of five wins at the start of his 2004 Formula One season dream.

In doing so, Schumacher set the record 12 years ago by Nigel Mansell.

Ferrari’s rivals were certainly unable to take any innocent weekly leave for Scuderia, which was hampered by Schumacher’s faulty inaction.

Barcelona also failed to plan his start, but the seven-time world champion was not ruled out.

2013 – Moyes is a man for United

United fans were still digesting the huge announcement that Ferguson would resign when Moyes was nominated for a hot seat at the end of the 2012-13 season.

Moyes impressed the United board during his tenure with Toffiz and was offered a six-year contract.

Ferguson said: “David is a man of hard work ethic. I have long admired his work and reached out to him in 1999 to discuss the position of assistant director. He has no questions. We have all the qualities of a manager at this club. I hope

It was always going to be a tough job to take on from his colleague Scott and Moyes was fired just 10 months after the role.

2018 – Relentless City makes history

Pip Guardiola made history on this day two years ago by setting a City Record Premier League point tally.

City beat Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1, surpassing Chelsea’s previous best of 95 points in the 2004-05 campaign.

On the final day in Southampton, Gabriel Jesus won the last breath 1-0 while the newly crowned champions did not end there, reaching 100 points.

The season was 19 points better than second-placed neighbor United when the season ended, losing just twice.

In 2018-19, City and Liverpool registered the second and third largest points total in the history of the Premier League, with Guardiola’s men holding 98 records to retain the title by one point.