Ex-Man Utd boss Moyes planning Brazil, Japan study trips

Former Manchester United boss David Moyes is keen to study football abroad.
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Former Manchester United boss David Moyes is keen to study football abroad.

Moyes is planning a world tour of football to refresh himself if the right job doesn’t come up in the next few months.

"I’m getting ready to work again," said Moyes. "I don’t know how I’ll be in a few weeks time when pre season starts. It’ll be the first time since I was 16 that I’m not starting a pre-season. But if a job doesn’t crop up which suits me, I’ll travel.

"So many players come out of South America, I’d like to go and watch what they do. There’s more players from Brazil playing overseas than any other country and more in the Champions League than any nationality. So, there is a continual conveyer belt of them. Is it their development? Is the raw talent just better? And at the top level, any team you work for is going to have plenty of South Americans, so it would be good to understand the culture they’re from.

"There’s got to be something to learn from youth development in South America, because if you get good young players you can build a club. You want to see where the good young players come from, their coaching and meet people involved in it - and that might help you sign them in the future.

"I’d also like to go and look at the J-League. Places like Japan and Korea have emerging leagues and are producing more players and I’d like to see what they’re doing in that part of the world. They’re beginning to show signs of improving in talent development in a big way, as are the States. I’d just like to have a look around."

 
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