Everton Confirm Moyes Will Become New Man Utd Boss
Everton have confirmed that manager David Moyes will leave the club at the end of the season to replace the retiring Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United boss.
Everton Football Club have confirmed that manager David Moyes will leave the club at the end of the season to replace the retiring Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United boss.
The Toffees supremo was instantly installed as the bookies favourite to take over at Old Trafford after Ferguson confirmed his retirement on Wednesday morning, with several news outlets claiming he had been handpicked by the United legend as his successor.
Everton have now confirmed on EvertonFC.com that Moyes met with chairman Bill Kenwright on Wednesday evening and expressed his desire to join Man Utd. With Moyes out of contract in the summer, he will oversee Everton’s final two games against West Ham and Chelsea before taking up the reigns at Old Trafford.
A statement on Everton’s official website read:
“Everton can confirm that David Moyes will leave the Club at the end of the season.
The Manager met Chairman Bill Kenwright early yesterday evening (Wednesday 8th May) and confirmed his desire to join Manchester United.
The Chairman, on behalf of the Club, would like to place on record his thanks to David for the massive contribution he has made to Everton since his arrival in March 2002. He has been an outstanding Manager.
During his tenure at Goodison Park, David has taken charge of the team on over 500 occasions including four European campaigns.
His final two games as Everton Manager will be the remaining Premier League matches against West Ham United and Chelsea.
Everton officials will start the search for a replacement manager immediately.”
At the time of writing, Manchester United are yet to make any official announcement over the appointment of Moyes, but the club is expected to release something imminently.
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