Moyes to take top job at Old Trafford.
Everton manager David Moyes is set to be appointed the new manager of Manchester United by the end of the week, according to Goal.com.
The 50-year-old is currently the bookies favourite to replace Sir Alex Ferguson, 71, who announced his retirement on Wednesday.
Goal.com claim the United players have been informed that Moyes is the man who has been lined up to take over from his compatriot.
The Toffees boss has been at Goodison Park since 2002, having previously spent four seasons in charge of Preston North End.
Moyes has earned widespread praise for his work on Merseyside, and has been named the League Managers’ Association Manager of the Year on a joint-record three occasions.
He guided Everton to the FA Cup final in 2009 and a 4th-placed finish in 2004/05 season, but the club failed to qualify for the Champions League after losing a qualifying play-off to Spanish outfit Villareal.
The former Celtic defender has consistently ensured the Liverpudlian outfit punch above their weight in the Premier League and has built a stubborn but attractive side on a shoestring budget, despite frequently having to sell the club’s star players.
Between 2006 and 2009, Everton spent three seasons in UEFA’s secondary European club competition (UEFA Cup and Europa League) but his lack of experience in the Champions League, and failure to win a trophy at Everton, are the only black spots on his otherwise impressive CV.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho – who has been widely linked with Chelsea – is the bookies favourite, while Borussia Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp and former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remain in the running.
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