Manchester United have officially announced (after one false start) that Everton manager David Moyes will replace Sir Alex Ferguson next season on a six-year contract. Which sounds hefty until you realize he can be sacked at any point before then.
The announcement comes hours after it was revealed that Wayne Rooney once again asked Ferguson for a transfer two weeks ago and was informed that he's not for sale. It would seem that the retirement of Ferguson and strong possibility of Moyes replacing him wasn't the reason behind Rooney's decision, but, as mentioned in our DT Exclusive earlier, he does have an uncomfortable history with the next Man United manager that could fortify his position.
When Rooney came through the Everton youth system and made his first-team debut in 2002, Moyes was the club's newly appointed manager. The two worked together until Rooney was sold to Man United in 2004 for £25 million, despite Everton's efforts to retain him and large offers from other clubs. FourRead More »from Man United hire only manager who once sued Wayne Rooney for libel