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

Chris

9th, May 2013

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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…

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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.