Odds slashed on Everton boss replacing Fergie.
Bookmakers have sensationally slashed the odds on Everton boss David Moyes becoming the new Manchester United manager, but only after spending a year at Old Trafford as Sir Alex Ferguson’s understudy, according to the Daily Mail.
Doubts have been cast over Moyes’ future on Merseyside since the beginning of the season after he expressed fears that he had taken the club as far as he could with limited funds.
There is also the matter of his expiring contract with Everton and the pair have yet to agree a new deal to keep him at the club.
However, a prospective move to Manchester United to work as Fergie’s number two for a year before taking over the reins at Old Trafford seems to be a viable option now.
Ferguson has been postponing his retirement for twelve years after first mentioning it in 2001. He was due to walk away at the end of last season but Manchester City’s smash and grab title win caused him to think twice and now, at the age of 71, he is being made to accept that he can’t go on forever.
But in his programme notes before this weekend’s encounter with Chelsea he claimed that he wasn’t thinking about letting go just yet: “I don’t have any plans at the moment to walk away from what I believe is going to be something special.”
Moyes had been tipped to take over at Chelsea but Jose Mourinho’s impending return has put the kibosh on that idea. He is now expected to make a final decision over his future at the end of the season.