Moyes: 'Wasn't planning to quit'

The outgoing Everton boss David Moyes has said he "wasn't planning to leave" the club, as he faced the media for the first time since he was named as the new Manchester United manager.

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Capello: Fergie 'wants to go around world with his wife'

Former England manager Fabio Capello admitted he had been taken aback by Sir Alex Ferguson's announcement:

I met him a few months ago at the England Sports Centre and he told me he would carry on, so the news of his retirement surprised me.

I called him yesterday and he told me he has decided to go now because there is too much stress nowadays.

Always having to win something is very challenging, and he told me he wanted to go around the world with his wife.

– Fabio Capello


Moyes vows to help Everton find successor

David Moyes has said he will try to help Everton find a replacement manager after he leaves for Manchester United:

Capello: Fergie told me he quit 'because of stress'

Capello with Sir Alex Ferguson in 2011 Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The former England coach Fabio Capello has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson quit Manchester United because of stress, according to the Associated Press.

It is reported he told Sky Sports Italia: "I called him and he told me that he decided this way because of excess stress."

Moyes 'wasn't planning to leave' Everton

David Moyes said he wasn't originally planning to leave Everton as he faced the media for the first time since he was announced as the next Manchester United manager.

The Times newspaper's Merseyside football writer Tony Barrett has tweeted Moyes' comments from the press conference:


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Moyes to address media, but won't talk about Man U job

David Moyes officially takes over at Old Trafford on 1 July Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Newly appointed Manchester United manager David Moyes will hold a press conference this lunchtime, but will not answer questions about his new job.

The outgoing Everton manager, who is replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, will speak to the media at 1:30pm ahead of Everton's Premier League match against West Ham on Sunday.

Rio: Man U 'acted impeccably' on Sir Alex replacement

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand told MUTV: "It was important the club made a decision quickly and got it all sorted before people could start making rumours.

Rio Ferdinand (left) with Michael Carrick at Chester races yesterday. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

"The club have acted impeccably in that respect.

"It's great to see the new manager coming in, we've never had a problem with him here at United, he's a very honest man from the players you speak to and he's done a fantastic job at his previous club Everton.

"I'm sure he'll be very, very open and sympathetic to the traditions of the club and try and continue that and not come in and try and make crazy changes in terms of the whole characteristics of the club."

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