Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton show confidence in David Moyes
Manchester United’s management board appears to be quite happy on their decision to make Everton manager David Moyes the successor of Sir Alex Ferguson. The 50-year-old Scotsman, who had consistently kept Everton alive in the top half of the Premier League table, despite minimal budget had become an object of interest in the eyes of a couple of clubs, including Chelsea and Arsenal.
David Moyes will be out of his Everton contract this summer, and having already announced that his return to Goodison Park wasn’t guaranteed, it seemed liked the perfect time to snatch him up. The legendary Scotsman, who has joined the rest of Manchester United management upstairs, Sir Alex Ferguson, has played a huge role in giving David Moyes the opportunity to lead the Red Devils.
“When we discussed the candidates that we felt had the right attributes we unanimously agreed on David Moyes,” Sir Alex Ferguson said. “David is a man of great integrity with a strong work ethic. I've admired his work for a long time and approached him as far back as 1998 to discuss the position of assistant manager here. He was a young man then at the start of his career and has since gone on to do a magnificent job at Everton. There is no question he has all the qualities we expect of a manager at this club.”
Sir Bobby Charlton also pulled the strings behind the decision to bring David Moyes to Old Trafford. Sir Bobby Charlton, a club director these days, were also one of the greatest managers the history of football has ever seen.
“I have always said that we wanted the next manager to be a genuine Manchester United man,” Sir Bobby Charlton said. “In David Moyes, we have someone who understands the things that make this such a special club. We have secured a man who is committed to the long-term and will build teams for the future as well as now. Stability breeds success.
“David has tremendous strength of character and recognizes the importance of bringing young players through and developing them alongside world class talent. At United, I think David will be able to express himself. I'm delighted he has accepted and I'm looking forward to working with him.”
Now, all responsibility falls upon the shoulders of David Moyes. The Scotsman’s performance in next season will show whether his attention to detail and his tenacity to bring the best out of players will be good enough to record another successful season for Manchester United.