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Everton Confirm David Moyes Exit As Man Utd Make Facebook Cock-Up

By Chris Wright

Soccer - David Moyes File Photo

It’s official people. Everton have confirmed that David Moyes is to leave the club at the end of the season to take over at Manchester United.

Everton have issued a statement on their official site announcing that Moyes had been an “outstanding manager” who had made a “massive contribution” to the club.

Here’s the salient bit:

“[Moyes] met Chairman Bill Kenwright early yesterday evening (8th May) and confirmed his desire to join Manchester United.”

Elsewhere, United themselves jumped the gun by half-an-hour or so after posting a huge “Welcome David Moyes to United” banner on their Facebook page by mistake, inviting fans to leave messages for the inbound Glaswegian…

united-moyes-facebook

Oops.

To be fair, United’s press department haven’t really had much practice when it comes to announcing new managers for the past quarter-of-a-century. This is all new to them.

Bless ‘em.

UPDATE: Manchester United have just confirmed that Moyes has been appointed their new manager on a whopping six-year deal on Sir Alex’s recommendation.

Moyes will take charge at Old Trafford, as stated, at the end of the current season.

Wow! Six years? That’s a level of commitment we weren’t really expecting.

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By Chris on May 9th, 2013 in Everton, Man Utd, Managers, Media, Newsnow. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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8 Responses to “Everton Confirm David Moyes Exit As Man Utd Make Facebook Cock-Up”

  1. Peters says:

    Man U missed a golden opportunity to appoint former manager of the year: Alan Pardew

    I would have have flown to the UK, taken the train up to Newcastle and personally driven that fraud to Old Trafford

  2. Rob says:

    First Thatcher, then Fergie, now Moyes replacing him, hilarious

  3. LSuarez says:

    My mate in the know says Brendan was offered it but turned it down because he’s expected to be appointed Real Madrid manager next month – arguably the only club on the same level as LFC…

  4. C says:

    In my future wet dreams, Everton will be a bottom 5 team without Moyes, and Man Utd will struggle with the change. (But probably only for a month or two.)

  5. Luke says:

    I think he’ll do good because he has the right principles but it won’t be easy. Have a butchers at my article to see what his hurdles are gonna be (features rubbish Scottish accent) http://postorworse.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/the-3-biggest-challenges-facing-david-moyes/

  6. etowaheddy says:

    As an Everton supporter, I’m sorry to see Moyes leave but can certainly understand his choosing to go. Recognizing there is no way to know for certain how anyone would fare following Fergie at MU, Moyes seems like a wise choice for them. I wish Moyes well and hope MU finishes second or third next year (behind Everton and perhaps Liverpool).

  7. Coinneach says:

    E aint alf bad 2 b fair but e nt dun owt in urupe so ow ya reckin manu will do wiv him as bos? dats a msg for chris wright the author of dis. Coinneach massive fan from cobh!!!!!!!!

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