New Manchester United manager has spoken for the first time about taking the job and the former Everton boss revealed the extraordinary circumstances in which he inherited the role from his recently retired predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson.
Speaking in front of the world’s media during his first-ever press conference with the Reds, the 50-year-old also outlined a desire to replicate the success that has been enjoyed at Old Trafford.
– Manchester United manager David Moyes.
It was a really strange situation for me. I had no idea whatsoever. I knew nothing at all about it until Sir Alex gave me a call and asked me to come to his house.
I was expecting him to say "I'm going to take one of your players" but the first thing he told me was that he was retiring. I said: "yeah, when?" He was never going to retire. He said "next week" and his next words were "and you're the next Manchester United manager".
I was shocked but also incredibly thrilled that I was given the opportunity to manage Manchester United.
He added that everyone knows the "manager before was incredible, somebody everybody in football looks up to. There's probably no better".
"He comes from a great list of Scottish managers; Stein, Shankly... and Sir Alex is certainly up there," Moyes said.