It looks like Manchester United officially has its replacement for Alex Ferguson, who stepped down as manager this week. Ferguson’s replacement will reportedly be David Moyes, who is said to have signed a long-term six-year deal, and will take over as Manager on July 1st.
The Guardian has also confirmed the news with Manchester United, and reports that Moyes will start after his completing his season with Everton. His first official game will reportedly be the Community Shield against either Manchester City or Wigan at Wembley on August 11th. The report quotes Moyes:
“I know how hard it will be to follow the best manager ever, but the opportunity to manage Manchester United isn’t something that comes around very often and I’m really looking forward to taking up the post next season.”
Ferguson, who as won 38 trophies for the club, will become a director and ambassador for it. He is 71 years old.
More background on Moyes here.