David Moyes will hold his weekly press conference this afternoon but will not answer questions about Manchester United manager.
Loyal, driven and fiercely competitive - the traits of the new Manchester United manager David Moyes
With Sir Alex Ferguson announcing his decision to retire we look at the career of David Moyes, the favourite to succeed him at Old Trafford.
The club have made the unprecedented step in a bid to clamp down on Manchester United fans trying to get tickets in home areas for Sir Alex Ferguson's final game as United manager.
Former England manager Fabio Capello admitted he had been taken aback by Sir Alex Ferguson's announcement:
– Fabio Capello
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.
David Moyes has said he will try to help Everton find a replacement manager after he leaves for Manchester United:
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."
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:
Moyes:"I wasn't planning to leave. My contract was running out but if you'd pushed me I would've said I was edging towards staying."From @TonyBarretTimes on Twitter:
Moyes: "It was very difficult (to tell the chairman). He's been great to me, tried to give me everything he can. But he understood."From @TonyBarretTimes on Twitter:
David Moyes: "I'd really respect it today if you keep questions to Everton today. I'm manager of Everton Football Club."From @TonyBarretTimes on Twitter:
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.
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.
"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."
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright said it will be "tough for all Evertonians to say goodbye" to David Moyes after he decided to join Manchester United next season.
Kenwright added that "we've had a really good 11 years with David."