Moyes set to leave Everton
Everton have confirmed that manager David Moyes will leave the club at the end of the season and wants to join Manchester United.
The 50-year-old’s contract with the Merseyside club will expire at the end of the month and he is now expected to move to Old Trafford in order to succeed Alex Ferguson.
United announced on Wednesday that Ferguson would retire at the conclusion of the current Premier League campaign after 27 years in charge.
A statement read: “Everton can confirm that David Moyes will leave the club at the end of the season.
“The manager met chairman Bill Kenwright early yesterday evening (Wednesday May 8) 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.”
Thu 9 May, 2013