Manchester United have appointed Everton’s David Moyes as their new manager on a six year deal that will commence on July 1st.
The 50 year old was Sir Alex Ferguson’s personal recommendation, and will leave Goodison Park after an eleven year period where he has embarked on four European campaigns, and regularly finished in the top eight of the league on limited funds.
Moyes, whose contract at Everton is due to expire this summer, will oversee the Toffee’s final two games of the season.
Ferguson revealed that he and the United board “unanimously agreed” on Moyes, who was first approached by the club fifteen years ago, as a potential assistant manager.
Much talk has been that Moyes first task will be to try and persuade Wayne Rooney to remain at the club, after the striker reportedly requested to be transferred.
Moyes sued Rooney in 2006 for comments the striker made about his former boss in his autobiography.
There has also been much discussion over potential signings that the new Manchester United could make, with him naturally being linked with moves for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini.
Elsewhere, the club will be presented with their twentieth league championship trophy after tomorrow’s game against Swansea City; Sir Alex Ferguson’s last at Old Trafford.