David Moyes has spoken for the first time since his sacking as Manchester United football manager, saying he understood fans' frustration after his ill-fated 10-month spell in charge at Old Trafford.
The 50-year-old Scot said in a statement that during the period of transition, performances and results have not been what Manchester United and its fans are used to or expect, and he both understands and shares their frustration.
He says he always believed that a manager never stops learning during his career, and he will take invaluable experience from his time as manager of United.
Moyes moved from Everton to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at the Old Trafford helm last July, but the season quickly became a nightmare as the team slumped to a series of embarrassing defeats.
He was fired on Tuesday night, with United slumping to seventh place in the Premier League and being eliminated from both domestic cup competitions and the Champions League.