May 10, 2013 – David Moyes Quits Everton As New Manchester United FC Manager
David Moyes was handed a six-year contract to become manager of Manchester United yesterday. This shows the deep belief the club has in naming the Scot as Sir Alex Ferguson‘s successor. Moyes was personally chosen for the job by Ferguson, with his recommendation being “unanimously” approved by the United board.
Before now, Moyes was the club manager at Everton FC. About his new appointment as MUFC manager, Moyes said:
“It’s a great honour to be asked to be the next manager of Manchester United. I am delighted that Sir Alex saw fit to recommend me for the job. I have great respect for everything he has done and for the football club. I know how hard it will be to follow the best manager ever, but the opportunity to manage Manchester United isn’t something that comes around very often and I’m really looking forward to taking up the post next season.
“I have had a terrific job at Everton, with a tremendous chairman and board of directors and a great set of players. I will do everything in my power to make sure we finish as high as possible in the table. Everton’s fantastic fans have played a big part in making my years at Goodison so enjoyable and I thank them wholeheartedly for the support they have given me and the players. Everton will be close to me for the rest of my life.”
David Moyes will hold a press conference at Everton around 1.30pm today. You can watch it on Sky Sports News.
[Sources: Everton Football Club, Guardian UK]