Manchester United announced on Thursday that Everton manager David Moyes will replace Alex Ferguson, who is stepping down at the end of the season after 26 years in charge at Old Trafford.
In a statement released by his new employers, Moyes said:
"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.