Former Manchester United boss David Moyes accused of verbally abusing another female reporter

David Moyes is already facing possible investigation over his threat to 'slap' Vikki Sparks

David Moyes threatened to 'slap' reporter Vikki Sparks in footage which emerged last week

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Former Manchester United boss David Moyes is facing fresh criticism after claims that the beleaguered manager verbally abused a second female reporter.

Just days after the emergence of a video showing Moyes threatening to "slap" BBC journalist Vicki Sparks, the Daily Telegraph has obtained footage of a post-match interview Moyes gave another BBC reporter, Jacqui Oatley, in 2012.

The footage, which can be seen here, shows Oatley asking Moyes a string of questions about a headbutt by Marouane Fellaini, who then played for Everton but followed Moyes to United in 2013.

When the interview is finished, Moyes walks away and directs a further remark at Oatley, which is bleeped out. The Telegraph claims he swore at Oatley in this remark and the reporter even complained to the BBC about the incident, although the report insists the language is not sexist and does not refer to Oatley's gender.

Everton said on Monday: “We are unaware of any complaint. The club would strongly condemn any behaviour by an employee which is threatening or abusive to anyone doing their job.”

The BBC has confirmed it is investigating, saying: “This incident took place five years ago and we’re looking into what actions were taken at the time.”

The Football Association is considering charging Moyes for his comments towards Sparks, which were delivered following Sunderland's draw with Burnley last month.

However Moyes has repeatedly apologised for the incident and said it was "out of character."