Sir Alex Ferguson retires

Sir Alex Ferguson has retired as manager of Manchester United.

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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."


MPs call for Ferguson Lordship

MPs have called for Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson to be ennobled and elevated to the House of Lords.

The 71-year-old announced yesterday he is to retire as Red Devils boss at the end of the season following a silverware-laden 26 years at Old Trafford.

Greater Manchester area MPs Graham Stringer (Blackley and Broughton) and Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East) have hailed Sir Alex's "unparalleled success" at United and Aberdeen.

In an early day motion (EDM), the pair said they believe he should be "immediately ennobled and elevated to the House of Lords".

John Leech (Manchester Withington) has also put forward an EDM asking the House of Commons to note Sir Alex's "outstanding contribution" to football.

He asked the Commons to further note "the joy he has brought to fans of Manchester United, and despair to fans of other teams" during his 26-year tenure.


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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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