Everton Confirm David Moyes Quits to Take over Manchester United

John BainesCorrespondent IMay 9, 2013

David Moyes will leave Everton at the end of the season
David Moyes will leave Everton at the end of the seasonClive Brunskill/Getty Images

Everton have confirmed David Moyes will quit his post at Goodison Park at the end of the season, with the Scot expected to be confirmed Manchester United manager over the next 24 hours.

In a statement released on Everton's official club website, the Toffees stated that Moyes will end his 11-year association with the Merseyside club.

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 8th May) 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.

Earlier in the day United had prematurely announced Moyes as their new boss on their Facebook page, but soon took the post down again.

However, it now appears that only small formalities lie in the way of the 50-year-old being announced as the Reds' successor to Sir Alex Ferguson.

Moyes leaves Everton after joining the club in 2002, and although he has failed to win any silverware across his stay, the former Preston North End manager has firmly established the Toffees as a Premier League force.

Everton are currently homing in on their fifth top-six finish under Moyes's stewardship, whilst the club also reached the 2009 FA Cup Final.

As soon as any news breaks regarding Moyes's appointment at Manchester United, you will be the first to know.


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