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David Moyes leaving Everton to manage Man United

Updated: May 9, 2013, 12:45 PM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- David Moyes inherited one of the toughest and most coveted jobs in soccer on Thursday -- succeeding Alex Ferguson as manager of mighty Manchester United.

Moyes is leaving Everton to join the 20-time English champions. He has a six-year contract and will take charge of the newly crowned Premier League champs on July 1.

"It's a great honor to be asked to be the next manager of Manchester United," Moyes said in a statement. "I am delighted that Sir Alex saw fit ...

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