David Moyes to leave Everton in the summer to take over at Man United

David Moyes will leave Everton at the end of the season and is set to take over at Manchester United, the Merseyside confirm

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David Moyes has been in charge at Everton for 11 years Photo: Back Page Images

David Moyes will leave Everton at the end of the season and is set to take over at Manchester United, the Merseyside club have confirmed.

The Scot has been the heavy favourite to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson after the 71-year-old United boss confirmed he will be stepping down in the summer on Wednesday.

Moyes, who is out of contract in the summer, held talks with Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright on Wednesday and confirmed that he wants to leave the club to take over at Old Trafford.

An Everton statement read: “The manager met chairman Bill Kenwright early yesterday evening and confirmed his desire to join Manchester United.

“The chairman, on behalf of the club, would like to place on record his thanks to David for the massive contribution he has made to Everton since his arrival in March 2002. He has been an outstanding manager.”

The statement was released moments after Manchester United appeared to signal that Moyes’ appointment was imminent by posting two messages on their Facebook page, saying: “Send your personal welcome to our new manager David Moyes”.

Moyes, who has not won a trophy during his 11 years in charge at Everton, led the Merseysiders to an FA Cup final in 2009 and steered them to a fourth-place finish in 2005.

Everton’s statement continued: “During his tenure at Goodison Park, David has taken charge of the team on over 500 occasions including four European campaigns.

“His final two games as Everton manager will be the remaining Premier League matches against West Ham United and Chelsea.

“Everton officials will start the search for a replacement manager immediately.”

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