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Tuesday 22 April 2014

Giggs in temporary charge of Manchester United as Moyes makes way

Ryan Giggs replaces former Everton manager on an interim basis while club seek a replacement

  • Giggs (left) will take temporary charge of Manchester United until a successor is found

  • Moyes leaves the club after nine months in charge at Old Trafford

Manchester United have confirmed that they have parted company with their manager David Moyes and replaced him with Ryan Giggs on a temporary basis.

"The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role"
Manchester United

Moyes, who took over from Sir Alex Ferguson last summer after signing a six-year deal, leaves Old Trafford with the Barclays Premier League champions lying in seventh place in the standings with 57 points from 34 matches.

A club statement read: "Manchester United has announced that David Moyes has left the club. The club would like to place on record its thanks for the hard work, honesty and integrity he brought to the role."

Moyes, who in charge of Everton for 11 seasons before moving to Man Utd, won 17 Barclays Premier League matches as manager of the Red Devils, drawing six and losing 11, at a win percentage of 50%.

The 50-year-old's final act as United manager was to oversee his side's 2-0 defeat by Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.

United have also announced that player coach Giggs will take over as interim manager until the end of the season.

"Giggs, the club's most decorated player, will assume responsibility for the first team until a permanent appointment can be made," read a further statement on the club's website.

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Key Points

  • Manchester United part company with manager David Moyes
  • Ryan Giggs to take over as interim manager until Man United find a replacement for Moyes
  • Scot leaves club after nine months in charge