Midfield player gives his one-time boss his full backing in his new role in the north west.
Jack Rodwell claims that David Moyes will be a great success as manager of Manchester United, reports the Daily Mail.
The midfield player played for five seasons under the Scot at Everton between 2007 and 2012, before deciding to join Manchester City last August on a five-year deal for an initial fee of £12 million that could potentially rise to as much as £15m depending on add ons.
And the England international, who featured in 109 matches overall in all competitions under the Glaswegian’s tutelage at Goodison Park, including in 85 Premier League contests, has absolutely no doubts whatsoever that his former head coach will have no problems at all replacing ex-Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford next season.
“He can definitely do it,” said Rodwell. “He’s a top manager and Sir Alex Ferguson wouldn’t have suggested him if he didn’t think for one minute that he can do it. I’m sure he’ll do fine.
“If Manchester United come knocking you can’t turn that down. He’s done a great job at Everton and I’m sure all of the fans will love him because he did more than 10 years there.
“He’s been loyal himself but I think it was the right time. I’m buzzing for him. It’s a great job for him and I’m sure he’ll do really well.”
The 50-year-old spent 12 hugely successful years in charge of the Toffees after first arriving on Merseyside from Preston North End in March 2002, during which time Moyes oversaw a whopping 518 matches at the helm, winning 218 of those games to give him an overall win percentage of 42.
However, the one question mark that still hangs over Moyes as he begins his managerial career at United is his failure so far to win any silverware, although if his former charge is to be believed, then that time will not be too far way.