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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Everton: Moyes 'confirms desire to join Manchester Utd'

Everton confirmed in a statement that manager David Moyes will leave the club at the end of the season and "confirmed his desire to join Manchester United."

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 (Wednesday 8th May) 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.

During his tenure at Goodison Park, David has taken charge of the team on over 500 occasions including four European campaigns.

His final two games as Everton Manager will be the remaining Premier League matches against West Ham United and Chelsea.

Everton officials will start the search for a replacement manager immediately.

– Everton

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Confusion as United Facebook welcomes Moyes as boss

Confusion reigns here at the Chelsea press conference. The Manchester United Facebook page had announced David Moyes as the club's new manager before quickly deleting the page.

. The Manchester United Facebook page had announced David Moyes as the club's new manager before quickly deleting the page. Credit: Facebook

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez was then asked about the news of the appointment and said: "He is a good manager, will have a good team and will compete at the top.

"I am sure he can win trophies with his new club."

Moyes' first challenge: Keep Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney has reportedly expressed a desire to leave Manchester United. Credit: PA

Everton manager David Moyes is expected to be announced as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor later today.

Our sources at ITV believe he will sign a five-year deal at Old Trafford, which he will announce to Everton players this morning and to the rest of the world this afternoon.

One of his first challenges will be keeping Wayne Rooney, who expressed a desire to leave Manchester United two weeks ago.

Moyes was Rooney's manager at Everton and sued the player for comments the striker made in his autobiography.

It is thought they have since made peace.

Manchester United said last night that the Rooney is not for sale.

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