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David Moyes is Manchester United's new manager

Manchester United’s Scottish legacy is set to continue after Everton’s Scot coach David Moyes was named the new Manchester United manager on Thursday. Both his predecessors, Alex Ferguson and Matt Busby, were from Scotland and the new Scot will look to continue Red Devils’ search for more silverware. The Everton boss has signed a 6-year deal with the Red Devils.

‘We unanimously agreed on David Moyes,’ said Ferguson on Thursday. Moyes, who will be introduced as United boss in ‘due course’, said it was ‘a great honour’ to be appointed as the new manager of the Premier League champions.

‘I am delighted that Sir Alex saw fit to recommend me for the job. I have great respect for everything he has done and for the football club.’

After Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement on Wednesday, David Moyes and Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho were the two most hot-shot favourites to land the job.

Despite not having any trophy to his credit and no Champions League experience, Moyes was preferred mainly because of his work ethics, which football pundits across the world feel is similar to that of Ferguson. In his 11-year reign at Everton, Moyes built a strong team given the club’s shoe-string budget and limited resources.

The Scot is the third longest serving manager of an EPL club after Ferguson and Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger.
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