6-year deal for David Moyes at Manchester United from July 1
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) May 9, 2013
And some words from Moyes himself:
Moyes calls #MUFC appointment a “great honour”, adding: “I am delighted that Sir Alex saw fit to recommend me for the job.”
— Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) May 9, 2013
So there it is. There will be some introspection from the club and several media accounts including the AP and the Guardian, who jumped the gun on the announcement. Man United too will examine their social media policy after the Moyes announcement was published and then retracted.
Again, what’s the rush? Relax guy! Anyway, Moyes will be a very interesting addition and unfortunately in many ways will face far, far more pressure in the role than his predecessor. No one wants to be the manager who failed to live up to another manager.
And the full statement from United is here. Alex Ferguson’s take:
“When we discussed the candidates that we felt had the right attributes we unanimously agreed on David Moyes. David is a man of great integrity with a strong work ethic. I’ve admired his work for a long time and approached him as far back as 1998 to discuss the position of Assistant Manager here. He was a young man then at the start of his career and has since gone on to do a magnificent job at Everton. There is no question he has all the qualities we expect of a manager at this Club.”
As Paul Kelso said:
Sir Alex Ferguson is the first person quoted in statement “announcing his successor”. That does not happen very often.
— Paul Kelso (@pkelso) May 9, 2013