Thursday 09 May 2013

Moyes confirmed as new Man United manager

Everton boss agrees six-year deal to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford this summer

David Moyes replaces Sir Alex Ferguson, who is retiring after 26 years in charge

Manchester United have confirmed that Everton's David Moyes will replace Sir Alex Ferguson as manager this summer.

Moyes has agreed a six-year deal to join the Barclays Premier League champions. Ferguson decided to retire after winning 13 Premier League titles in 26 years as Man Utd manager.

Moyes will leave Everton at the end of the season after being manager for 11 years there. Everton have finished in the top eight of the league in the last six seasons. He previously managed Preston North End.

Ferguson picked Moyes as the next Man Utd manager, and he said: "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.”

Key Points

  • David Moyes will be the new Manchester United manager from July 1
  • He replaces Sir Alex Ferguson, who is retiring after 26 years at Old Trafford
  • Moyes will leave Everton at the end of the season after spending 11 years there