Everton manager David Moyes will become new Manchester United manager
David Moyes will succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as manager of Manchester United.
The Everton manager was already the bookies’ favourite to get the job and that has now been confirmed by senior sources at United, according to reports in The Independent.
The 50-year-old is out-of-contract at Goodison Park at the end of this season. He had stalled over a new deal and hinted that he was looking at new opportunities, but the consensus seemed to be that he was waiting to see if more transfer money would be forthcoming at the Toffees.
Ironically, Moyes was interviewed by Ferguson with a view to becoming his assistant manager in 1999. But he was pipped to the job by Steve McClaren.
It appears that Fergie’s decision to step down to today and the succession process had been in place for some time.
An announcement on Moyes’ future is expected tomorrow.