David Moyes is new Manchester United manager on 6 year deal

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Everton boss David Moyes has been announced as the new manager of Manchester United.

He'll take over from Sir Alex Ferguson, who revealed he was retiring at the end of the season on Wednesday morning.

David Moyes (right) with Sir Alex Ferguson (left) in April 2012PA
David Moyes (right) with Sir Alex Ferguson (left) in April 2012

Moyes, who's also Scottish like Ferguson, will take charge at Old Trafford on 1 July, on a six-year contract.

He is the third longest-serving manager in the English game, behind Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsenal's Arsene Wenger.

Everton said in a statement: "Everton can confirm that David Moyes will leave the club at the end of the season.

"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 former footballer joined the Goodison Park side in 2002 and under him Everton qualified for the Champions League in 2005 and reached the FA Cup final in 2009.