David Moyes to replace Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager

09/05/2013 15:38

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David Moyes has been announced as Manchester United's new manager as the Premier League champions aim to move quickly to appoint Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Old Trafford. The announcement of Ferguson's retirement has prompted a frenzy of money being placed on the Everton manager to succeed the 71 year-old.
Moyes, whose contract at Goodison Park expires at the end of the season, has already been identified as Ferguson's successor and will be confirmed before United's next game, on Sunday, against Swansea.Despite long-term speculation linking Jose Mourinho with the manager's job at Old Trafford in the event of Ferguson's retirement, the former Chelsea manager lacks support among the higher echelons of the United hierarchy.
Everton is yet to confirm any United interest in Moyes, but the manager's dwindling contract ensures that he could leave the club in two weeks' time without compensation. The key issue now is the timing of Moyes's departure.

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