Moyes relishing challenge of replacing Ferguson at Man Utd

David Moyes is looking forward to the task of replacing Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager, the Daily Mirror has reported, as the ex-Everton boss officially begins work this week at Old Trafford.

Moyes was confirmed as Ferguson’s successor before the end of the Premier League season but his contract did not start until July 1. Moyes however wasted little time making an impression at his new club, confirming his former Everton confidants Steve Round, Jimmy Lumsden and Chris Woods as assistant manager, coach and goalkeeping coach respectively. They replace Mike Phelan, Rene Muelensteen and Eric Steele, who held similar posts under Ferguson.

I’ve worked with Steve, Chris and Jimmy for a number of years and I’m delighted they have decided to join me at this great club,” Moyes said. “They bring great qualities in their respective fields and I know that, like me, they feel that this is a challenge to relish. I have great faith that together, we can build upon the success this club has enjoyed over many years.

Moyes, who signed a six-year contract with United, also vowed to build on the legacy left by Ferguson and continue United’s success, with the Scot linked to a number of transfers to help towards that end. The likes of midfielders Thiago Alcantara and Kevin Strootman have been mentioned as possible new arrivals, alongside Benfica centre-back Ezequiel Garay, who could become Moyes’ first United signing.

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