It was announced today that Everton’s David Moyes will become Manchester United’s new manager from July 1st 2013 on a 6 year deal.
The news follows quickly after the announcement of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement yesterday.
Moyes, who was out of contract at Everton this summer, arrives on the recommendation of Sir Alex Ferguson who will retire from the role of manager and join the board at the end of the season.
Ferguson, a long admirer of fellow Glaswegian Moyes, said:
“When we discussed the candidates that we felt had the right attributes we unanimously agreed on David Moyes. David is a man of great integrity with a strong work ethic. I’ve admired his work for a long time and approached him as far back as 1998 to discuss the position of Assistant Manager here. He was a young man then at the start of his career and has since gone on to do a magnificent job at Everton. There is no question he has all the qualities we expect of a manager at this Club.”
Everton praised Moyes for his contribution to the Merseysiders over 11 years: