At last. And it pains me to say it. British coaching needed David Moyes to succeed.
But Utd had no choice. My only surprise is that they didn't do it sooner.
Those of you who've followed these blogs will know that it dawned on me some time back that it wasn't going to work.
The Chosen One was the Wrong One. I'd have done it BEFORE the C Lge games with Bayern and given it to Ryan Giggs.
His recent declaration that he's likely to retire at the end of the season, but worse, leave the club, definitely concentrated minds in the Boardroom.
It really was a 'him' or 'me' threat. Utd couldn't afford to lose Giggs. He's 'new' Pep Guardiola.
But let's get back to Moyes. It might be that he was the right man at the wrong time, but we'll never know now.
If he'd 'followed' whoever followed Fergie the job would've been different.
But it was all too much for him. Huge club. Huge demands. And huge decisions to be made - not just during the week - but during games when it was going wrong.
Gamble. Do something. Change it. Do what Utd have always done - take a risk.
He ended up not being able to do any of it, frozen like a rabbit in headlights.
I hope he finds his way back into the game. I know he's always wanted to work in Germany. Maybe that chance will come.
As for Utd - they'll eventually get it right. But it's not a quick fix. This current squad isn't good enough. Not by a long way.
And that statement isn't new, I've been saying it for weeks. They need fresh blood and fast.
As for the finger pointing. Well, the players haven't helped Moyes at all. In a most unprofessional way they stopped playing for him.
Ferguson's book and theatre tour was only a distraction. So too was his presence in the tunnel every weekend.
I know he was upset because Moyes fired his backroom staff and that wasn't part of the deal that took Moyes to Utd.
But that was the new Manager making decisions. I happen the believe the wrong decision and I've said that before.
But it was his right and nothing to do with Fergie.
I also think Ed Woodward should take his fare share of the blame.
His performance in the transfer market last season was embarrassing. His leadership of the club is as well.
He'd be next to go if I was making the decisions.