David Moyes to handle Everton and Manchester United affairs at the same time
The new Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed he will be performing “two jobs at once”. The Scotsman takes over his responsibilities as the Old Trafford boss while supervising the process of Everton’s search for a new manager.
David Moyes, who lost 2-1 to Chelsea in his final game as Everton manager, travelled to Manchester United’s Carrington training ground on Monday to get the things in order. David Moyes has expressed that he will help Everton chairman Bill Kenwright to find a proper successor at the Merseyside club even though he has started his job at Manchester United.
“I'll probably be doing two jobs for the next week or so,” David Moyes said. “I'll go into Finch Farm [the Everton training ground] some of the days next week and make sure everything's in place for whoever the incoming manager is.
“Most of it is anyway - but I'll just make sure that everything's as ready as I can leave it.”
David Moyes, who has been at the Merseyside club for over 11 years, admits he is sad to leave Goodison Park behind, but happy to have made some memorable memories.
“Look at the players. I brought every one of them, except Tony Hibbert and Leon Osman, who were already here,” David Moyes said. “I hope every one of them will think it was worthwhile joining Everton. I think the group of players they've got are a top group of players.”
David Moyes will officially become the manager of Manchester United on July 1. The Scotsman’s first priority will probably be to resolve Wayne Rooney’s concerns. The England international handed in his transfer request soon after Sir Alex Ferguson decided to step down as manager of Manchester United.
Sir Alex Ferguson has already stated that securing Wayne Rooney’s services is David Moyes’ problem, which is why the 50-year-old incumbent manager better get to his job as soon as possible.
David Moyes is expected to bring a couple of members of his staff from Everton to Manchester United as well. Assistant manager Steve Round is expected join him along with coach Jimmy Lumsden and the former Manchester United defender Phil Neville.