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David Moyes quits Everton for Manchester United job

Posted: 9 May 2013 Time: 15:57

Everton have confirmed that David Moyes will leave the club at the end of the season, with Manchester United his likely destination.

Alex Ferguson announced his retirement from Manchester United yesterday, with Moyes and Jose Mourinho touted as probably replacements.

But Everton today confirmed that Moyes will leave the Merseyside club, and thanked him for his “massive” contribution.

“The manager met chairman Bill Kenwright early yesterday evening [Wednesday] 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.”

Twitter was abuzz with the news before Everton made their announcement, as Manchester United accidentally tweeted a link to a Facebook app which allowed fans to welcome Moyes to the club, while the official Fifa Twitter account tweeted: “David Moyes has been announced as the new manager of Manchester United, replacing Sir Alex Ferguson. More to follow #MUFC #SAF”.

Both tweets were quickly deleted.

Previous comments on this story...

Professor baxter(with a golden tie!!)
posted: 04:01 pm
the start of the end of united era...why not bring mourinho?nxa
Khosiologyst ...''Echte Liebe''
posted: 04:04 pm
Watahell? It's all over, Man Utd will be another middle table team.
posted: 04:10 pm
let's wait and see what United will become
posted: 04:12 pm
I support Chelsea, but what a manager in Moyes. Most would have liked MOU, but he likes spending a lot, which is not MU's policy. MOU is good for Chelsea who dont mind spending. We know that Moyes can do more with limited resources.
Gold & Black Rhino
posted: 04:12 pm
Mr David Moyes you are the Wisest Coach in the World to Quit you Job. Here in South Africa we Have the Useless Coach Who Coach the Useless in the P.S.L. Roger Di Sa. He Even Called Orlando Pirates Fans Crazy People and in Zulu we Said: Amahlanya wabalandeli. Roger Di Sa is Going to be Fired by Dr Caslavska Khoza Soon.. Love & Peace.
posted: 04:14 pm
Borrusia Dotmund coach was far more a better option than Moyes. He build a young team and made a giant cry for two season straight. Made Mourinho to chew snails for the whole 90min. Its clear from a country man to a country man. He was recommended not on merit
Major 187
posted: 04:17 pm
Yoh Twitter is abuzz with the news about David Moyes going to MUFC haibo, next season will be the best Soccer fans ever saw. Kroll is coming back to Pirates as well, check his SoccerdrafetrFC pages to confirm this............... Can't wait!
posted: 04:18 pm
Steven Pienaar will move to Manchester (watch the space), and then that REDMAN who coaches Bafana X2 will have another cofee meeting with the boy...
Rio da General
posted: 04:19 pm
Moyes wil get advices 4rm da technical Director Sir Alex
posted: 04:19 pm
Moyes is a Good manager. The problem at everton was that he didn't have quality/ top players. I think he'll continue where Sir Alex Ferguson Left of.
Batseba-Abdul parker mahommed is king messi in ethiopia
posted: 04:26 pm
Three years down the line m united will be fighting relegation.
Pirates is a medium team CHIEFS is BIG
posted: 04:41 pm
He never had bad vibe with Sir Alex. Im sure he recomended him. Lets wait and see. Some coaches/ Managers are just made for small teams. Now we will discover if Moyes does have the abilities to manage a club of Man U standards.
posted: 04:42 pm
THIS CLOWN WILL FAIL COMPLETELY @MAN UNTD ,I REALLY DON'T SEE HIM DOMINATING EPL LIKE ALEX FERGUSON DID ,I THINK IT WILL BE THE BATTLE BETWEEN CHELSEA AND MAN CITY WITH JOSE MOURHINO COMING OUT VICTORIUS. "THE SPECIAL ONE" IS JUST TOO GOOD FOR EPL AND I DON'T SEE HIM FAILING IN EPL ,he dominated EPL in the presence of Alex Ferguson anyway so why not now with the likes of Arsen Wenger and Mancini being only the top four material types of coaches??? I DON'T LIKE MAN Untd so let it be destroyed
Juda de damn killer
posted: 04:45 pm

Morena Ramareboli quits Maluti fc for Pirates job
posted: 04:53 pm
Cowditor, Man U is a deragatory term. Mxm, and this is not the first time.
Sbu we-Bhakabhaka
posted: 05:24 pm
Go well Mr Ferguson you've done wonders for my team, we're going to miss. And I would like to take this opportunity and welcome David Moyes, I know he's a very good manager and has done a wonderfull job at Everton.
posted: 05:26 pm
welcome to the land of milk nd honey where wining trophies is a habbit
Big Chief the Champ
posted: 06:07 pm
Some people comment for the sake of commenting, the decision to head-hunt Moyes was done in consultation with Sir Alex, he is now a director @the club if you don't know!
posted: 06:53 pm
For me Moyes is a natural choice, He is grounded and more of a long term person that any other fashionable coach. What makes a team is a vision with a good mission accompanying it. Success will never happen overnight and even Sir Alex took 6 years to find his mojo.
posted: 07:26 pm
Not good enuf
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