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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Moyes odds-on to win trophy with Man U next season

David Moyes is odds-on to win a trophy for Manchester United next season, according to Ladbrokes.

  • 5/6 to win any trophy with Manchester United next season.
  • 15/8 to win the Premier League next season.
  • 25/1 for Moyes to say "knock Liverpool off their perch" in his first press conference.
  • 4/11 for Moyes to be in charge of Manchester United at the end of next season.

Read: Is David Moyes the right man to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson?

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Benitez: Moyes 'can win trophies' at Man United

Chelsea's interim manager Rafael Benitez, who was a Merseyside rival of David Moyes during his time as Liverpool manager, said: "He's a good manager."

Chelsea's interim manager Rafael Benitez and David Moyes. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Archive

"I think that he will have a very good team, so I'm sure he will compete at the top and he can win trophies with a big club.

"It's not easy to find someone like Ferguson, but he's a manager with experience in the Premier League. He knows the players, he knows the club and the Premier League.

"It could be a good appointment, but it takes time to say."

Read: Is David Moyes the right man to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson?

Gill: Moyes has all the qualities we are looking for

Outgoing Chief Executive David Gill has said he is delighted David Moyes is joining Manchester United. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Outgoing Chief Executive David Gill said: "I’m delighted that David has agreed to join Manchester United. He has done a terrific job at Everton and has all the qualities that we are looking for in a manager to succeed Alex."

Moyes 'cut from same cloth' as predecessors

Ed Woodward, who will become Manchester United's chief executive in the summer when David Gill steps down, said David Moyes "is cut from the same cloth" as his predecessors at Old Trafford.

In David Moyes, we have secured the services of an outstanding manager who has all the skills to build on the phenomenal legacy in place today.

I have no doubt that he will bring an energy and commitment to deliver winning football that is part of the fabric of this Club. In this respect, he is cut from the same cloth as the Old Trafford greats who go before him.

I have been very impressed by David’s personal and managerial traits, which reflect the Manchester United values. I have no doubt that he will embrace, and soon become an integral part of, United’s unique culture and heritage.

– Ed Woodward

Read: Is David Moyes the right man to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson?

Glazer brothers welcome David Moyes to Man Utd

Manchester United owners Joel and Avie Glazer have welcomed David Moyes to the club, paying tribute to the former Everton manager:

I am very pleased David has agreed to lead Manchester United into the future. His hard working style and steely determination and are characteristics we value at the Club. He has impressed as a coach for many years now and we strongly believe he will be able to take up from where Alex is leaving off by continuing this Club’s tradition of flair football played by exciting, world class players.

– Joel Glazer

The search for a new manager has been very short. Alex was very clear with his recommendation and we are delighted that David has agreed to accept the job. He comes to us with excellent credentials and a strong track record. I know he is keen to get started and Ed will be sitting down with him as soon as the season is over to discuss plans for the summer and beyond.

– Avie Glazer

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Charlton: Moyes 'has tremendous strength of character'

Sir Bobby Charlton said: "I have always said that we wanted the next manager to be a genuine Manchester United man. In David Moyes, we have someone who understands the things that make this such a special club.

Sir Bobby Charlton. Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

“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 recognises 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.”

Moyes: It will be hard following the best manager ever

It’s a great honour to be asked to be the next Manager of Manchester United. I am delighted that Sir Alex saw fit to recommend me for the job. I have great respect for everything he has done and for the Football Club.

I know how hard it will be to follow the best manager ever, but the opportunity to manage Manchester United isn’t something that comes around very often and

I’m really looking forward to taking up the post next season.

I have had a terrific job at Everton, with a tremendous chairman and Board of Directors and a great set of players. Between now and the end of the season, I will do everything in my power to make sure we finish as high as possible in the table.

Everton’s fantastic fans have played a big part in making my years at Goodison so enjoyable and I thank them wholeheartedly for the support they have given me and the players. Everton will be close to me for the rest of my life.

– David Moyes

Sir Alex Ferguson: David Moyes is a man of integrity

When we discussed the candidates that we felt had the right attributes we unanimously agreed on David Moyes. 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 weexpect of a manager at this Club.

– Sir Alex Ferguson
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