Moyes officially takes over at Man Utd

The David Moyes era at Manchester United has officially begun on Monday, according to BBC Sport, as the ex-Everton boss replaces Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.

Moyes was confirmed as the new United manager even before the end of the Premier League season, shortly after Ferguson confirmed he was retiring, but has had to wait until July 1 to officially be named as the new man in the Old Trafford dugout.

Ferguson reigned at Old Trafford for 26 years, winning 13 league titles, two Champions Leagues and a number of other domestic and continental trophies. Moyes has signed a six-year deal with United, having spent 11 years at Everton, taking over from Walter Smith in March 2002.

The United players are due back for pre-season training on Tuesday and Wednesday, the BBC adds, although those who played into the summer for their countries will receive an additional break. Moyes’ first training session will take place on Thursday.

Moyes is one of a number of managers beginning work in their new posts – across Manchester is Manuel Pellegrini, who took over at Manchester City at the end of June, while Moyes’ Everton successor, former Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez, can begin work at Goodison Park in earnest now Moyes has officially moved on.

Also at new clubs are Jose Mourinho, who has started his second spell as Chelsea manager after leaving Real Madrid, and former Blackburn Rovers, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers manager Mark Hughes, who has replaced Tony Pulis at Stoke City.

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