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Were Everton the real winners from his retirement at Man United?

Date: 9th March 2014 at 10:14am
Written by Chris Knight

Following Sir Alex Ferguson’s shock decision to announce his retirement in May of last year, bookmakers immediately installed Everton manager David Moyes as the favourite to replace the legendary Scot. With the end of a managerial era spanning four incredible decades in sight, those tasked with finding Ferguson’s successor were drawn to the longevity of Moyes’ tenure at Goodison Park. Frequently operating on a shoestring budget, the “Chosen One” as he is now known managed to steady the ship and consistently mould teams capable of challenging in the upper echelons of the division. An endorsement from the departing Manchester United manager couldn’t have hurt his chances either. With his contract coming to an end in the close season, Everton were effectively bystanders as Moyes succumbed to the allure of the vacant hot seat at Old Trafford and the task of succeeding Britain’s greatest ever manager. Having been identified as the key to the Everton’s steady success over the previous decade, many journalists and pundits speculated that the manager’s departure could lead to ... Read More


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