David Moyes to be named Man Utd managerby Jack Kitson / 09 May 2013, 09:18Tweet
David Moyes is set to be confirmed as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United. The announcement is expected to happen at some point on Thursday, with reports revealing that the 50-year-old will be handed a five-year deal at Old Trafford. However, in a dramatic twist it looks like the Scot will not be reuniting with former Toffees player Wayne Rooney after the striker shocked the club by revealing that he is desperate to leave at the end of the season.
Moyes, whose contract expires this summer, met with Everton chairman Bill Kenwright on Wednesday in order to reveal that he will be embarking on a new challenge in Manchester. On Thursday morning he will now inform both staff and players of his exit after 11 loyal years at the club.
Moyes' imminent departure will no doubt leave the Toffees heartbroken. He has become a legend at the club since his appointment back in 2002 but supporters will understand his decision to test himself in one of the biggest jobs in world football.
Sky Bet have installed Wigan's Roberto Martinez as the hot 5/6 favourite to become Everton's Next Manager. The Latics will be determined to keep the Spaniard but with relegation on the cards they may have to finally let him go at the end of the campaign. Other potential replacements include skipper Phil Neville, Celtic boss Neil Lennon, Swansea's Michael Laudrup and Porto manager Vitor Pereira.