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    Here is a short Summary:

    David William Moyes (born 25 April 1963) is a Scottish former footballer and the outgoing manager of English Premier League club Everton. He was the 2003, 2005 and 2009 League Managers Association Manager of the Year. He is also on the Committee for the League Managers Association in an executive capacity. In May 2013, Moyes was appointed to succeed Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager starting July 2013.
    Moyes made over 540 league appearances as a centre half in a playing career that began with Celtic, where he won a championship medal. He then played for Dunfermline Athletic and ended his playing career with Preston North End. He became a coach at Preston, working his way up to assistant manager before eventually taking over as manager in 1998, his first managerial position.
    Moyes became manager of Everton in March 2002 and under him the club qualified for the Champions League in 2005 and reached the FA Cup final in 2009. Upon reaching his tenth anniversary at the club Moyes received praise from many fellow managers including Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsène Wenger and Kenny Dalglish for his achievements at Everton, despite operating with a limited budget. His service to Everton was also raised in Parliament by Steve Rotheram MP. Moyes is the third-longest serving manager in the Premier League and the English football league system as a whole, behind Ferguson and Wenger.

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    Playing Career:

    Moyes enjoyed a career that encompassed playing at a number of different clubs, usually as a centre half, beginning at Celtic, where he won a championship medal and made 24 league appearances, and ending with Preston North End.
    Moyes made over 550 league appearances in his career before becoming a coach at Preston, working his way up to assistant manager before eventually taking over as manager in 1998.

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    Management career:

    Preston North End
    Moyes took over as Preston manager in January 1998, taking over from Gary Peters as the club struggled in Division Two and were in danger of relegation. He had spent much of his playing career preparing for management, taking coaching badges at just 22 years of age and compiling notes on managers he had played under, their techniques and tactics. Preston avoided relegation at the end of the 1997–98 season and reached the Division Two playoffs the following season which they failed to win. The following season though, Moyes guided Preston to the Division Two title and a promotion to Division One. An even greater achievement perhaps was to steer Preston into the Division One playoffs the season after that, with largely the same squad. Preston lost in the final of the playoffs in May 2001. One month later, Moyes signed a new five-year contract with the club. Towards the end of the following season, he left for Everton, to take over from fellow Scotsman Walter Smith in March 2002. Moyes was in charge of Preston 243 times, of which his team won 113 games, lost 63 and drew 67.

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    At Everton
    2002–2004
    Moyes joined Everton on 14 March 2002[7] and at his unveiling press conference, declared that Everton were 'The People's Club' on Merseyside. He said:
    "I am from a city (Glasgow) that is not unlike Liverpool. I am joining the people's football club. The majority of people you meet on the street are Everton fans. It is a fantastic opportunity, something you dream about. I said 'yes' right away as it is such a big club."
    His first game in charge was against Fulham at Goodison Park. Everton won the game 2–1, with David Unsworth scoring after just thirty seconds.
    Prior to his appointment, Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright contacted Moyes and invited him to his home in London to discuss the available position at Everton. Moyes was reluctant as he was driving from Preston to Bristol on a scouting mission, he was looking at Nathan Ellington. After the game, Moyes drove from Bristol to London where he met Kenwright for an hour, after the meeting he drove back to Preston from London – a 550-mile round trip.
    Everton managed to sustain a good run of form and avoided relegation, which was a genuine threat when he was originally appointed. Despite having a history and list of honours only surpassed by the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United, the past decade had not been a successful time for the Toffees, with an FA Cup win in 1995 and a sixth place finish in 1996 being about the only bright spots for the club that side of 1990.
    Moyes prepared for his first full season in charge at Everton by signing Chinese international Li Tie, Nigerian defender Joseph Yobo and Goalkeeper Richard Wright[10] and axed older players such as Jesper Blomqvist and David Ginola. Everton were edged out of qualification for the following season's UEFA Cup on the last day of the season by Blackburn Rovers, following a defeat to Manchester United, and finished 7th in the league. Moyes was awarded LMA Manager of the Year for the first time, to go with the Premier League Manager of the Month award for November 2002, when the Toffees had been in the Champions League places.
    For the 2003–04 season Moyes signed Kevin Kilbane from Sunderland, James McFadden from Motherwell, Nigel Martyn from Leeds United and Francis Jeffers returned on loan from Arsenal. Poor results followed though and Everton did not win a game in 2004 until 28 February. A confrontation between Moyes and Duncan Ferguson at Everton's training ground was said to be symptomatic of the problems at the club. On 12 April 2003 Moyes was sent to the stands during a game against West Brom by referee Steve Bennett for using foul and abusive language and for improper behaviour. Everton finished 17th with 39 points, the lowest total in the club's history (although survival had been confirmed some time earlier), just avoiding relegation.

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    Everton 2004–2009

    During the summer of 2004, despite the turmoil surrounding the club’s recent form, Moyes managed to bring in Tim Cahill and Marcus Bent. To this day, Cahill is considered to be one of Moyes' best signings, scoring 15 goals in his first season playing for Everton. Those who left the club were Tomasz Radzinski, Tobias Linderoth, David Unsworth and, most significantly Wayne Rooney. Later the Daily Mail published extracts from Rooney's autobiography, claiming that Moyes had forced Rooney out of the club and then leaked the details to the press. Moyes went on to sue for libel before settling out of court when Rooney apologised and agreed to pay for damages. Moyes donated the undisclosed damages from the suit to the Everton Former Players' Foundation.
    During the 2004–05 season Everton went on to surpass all expectations by finishing fourth in the league and securing a place in the following season's Champions League, Moyes again being awarded the LMA Manager of the Year award. Moyes then broke club's transfer record to bring in striker James Beattie in January and, as influential midfielder Thomas Gravesen left, Mikel Arteta came in on loan.
    At the beginning of the 2005–06 season, Everton struggled again and were battling relegation when they had been expected to push for Europe. Their European adventure was short lived as well. Moyes fought back by signing Nuno Valente, Andy van der Meyde, Simon Davies, and Phil Neville; signed Matteo Ferrari on loan; and made Mikel Arteta a permanent signing. They climbed from bottom place in late October to a secure 11th place finish at the end of the season.
    Moyes broke the club transfer record for a second time at the start of the 2006–07 season with the £8.6m acquisition of Andrew Johnson. Joleon Lescott was also signed from Wolves while goalkeeper Tim Howard arrived on a loan deal, which was later made permanent. All of these players would prove to be successful signings, further enhancing Moyes's reputation as a team builder. Whilst Everton's league form flourished again, their record in the FA Cup under Moyes did not improve: in the third round they crashed out 4–1 to Blackburn Rovers. An improved league position of sixth was secured along with UEFA Cup football for the next season.
    It was the 2007–08 season that Everton displayed the most consistency and stability since Moyes arrived at the club, finally ending the cycle of alternating between the top and bottom halves of the league. In his sixth full season in charge, Moyes secured fifth place in the league and reached the semi-final of the Football League Cup as well as the last 16 of the UEFA Cup, eventually being beaten on penalties by Fiorentina. Moyes also signed four more players who went on to become very important players for Everton: Yakubu was signed for another record fee of £11.25m, Steven Pienaar for £2.05m after an initial loan, Phil Jagielka was brought in for £4m, and Leighton Baines was signed for a fee that could rise to £6m. All of this gave Everton and its fans cause for optimism as a string of strong performances broke the pattern inconsistency which saw league finishes of 15th, 7th, 17th, 4th and 11th under Moyes. His reputation as a disciplinarian could be seen to manifest in Everton's yellow card count. They received just 27 yellow cards all season – the lowest in the league and 6 fewer than their nearest rival Liverpool.
    Moyes recruited Steve Round as his assistant manager for the 2008–09 season to replace Alan Irvine, who had taken over as Preston North End manager the previous winter. Everton's first new player of the season, Lars Jacobsen, was brought in 2 games into the season. This was shortly followed by the signings of Segundo Castillo and Louis Saha. On deadline day, Moyes secured the services of goalkeeper Carlo Nash on a free transfer, and Marouane Fellaini for a club record £15 million. On 14 September Moyes was sent to the stands by referee Alan Wiley during a game against Stoke City. He was later fined £5,000 by the FA for improper conduct and warned about his future behaviour.
    At the end of the transfer window January 2009, Moyes brought in Brazilian international striker Jô on loan from Manchester City. On 14 October 2008, Moyes agreed to extend his Goodison Park stay by a further five years. On 19 April 2009, Moyes led his team to an FA Cup semi-final victory over Manchester United, after a penalty shootout, to reach the final for the first time since 1995. In the final, Everton were beaten 2–1 by Chelsea despite taking a lead through Louis Saha in the opening minute.

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    At Everton 2009–2013
    In the summer of 2009 Moyes sold Joleon Lescott to Manchester City for £22m, after a saga which lasted for the entire transfer window. With the £22m from the Lescott sale, Moyes brought in Johnny Heitinga, Sylvain Distin and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. He also signed Jo on a season long loan and Lucas Neill on a free transfer. Moyes was named as Premier League Manager of the Month for January 2010 after 3 wins and a draw. Moyes' took charge of his 600th match as a manager on 6 February 2010 in the Merseyside Derby against Liverpool which resulted in a 1–0 defeat. Everton ended the season in 8th place, failing to qualify for Europe for the 1st time in 4 years despite a run of only 2 defeats in their last 24 league games.
    On 21 April 2010 it was reported that Sir Alex Ferguson had apparently endorsed Moyes as his successor as manager of Manchester United when he eventually retires.
    On 14 May 2010, Moyes revealed that he would be interested in taking up the Celtic job in the future; that job did indeed become vacant at the end of the 2009–10 season with the departure of Tony Mowbray, but Moyes did not put his name forward for the vacancy and Neil Lennon was appointed instead.
    On 12 August 2010, Moyes dismissed speculation linking him with the manager's job at Aston Villa left vacant by the resignation of Martin O'Neill. Moyes admitted an improper conduct charge in September in relation to his behaviour towards referee Martin Atkinson following a 3–3 draw with Manchester United. He was fined £8,000 with his assistant also admitting to the same charge. At the end of the 2010/11 campaign Moyes was once again linked with the Villa job, following Gérard Houllier's heart scare and he replied to the speculation "As far as I know I'm here and I'm the manager. I want to have a club, though, where I can give the supporters something, I really do. I want a good fresh challenge when we come back next summer and hopefully that will be the case."
    "Mr. David Moyes is probably a fine example to everybody in government of stability and making the right decisions for the long term."

    — Andy Burnham, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
    In January 2012, Moyes became the fourth manager, after Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsène Wenger and Harry Redknapp, to record 150 wins in the Premier League. He celebrated his 400th Premier League game in November 2012 with a 2–1 win against Sunderland.
    In May 2013, following Alex Ferguson's retirement at Manchester United and with his own contract expiring at the end of the season, Moyes informed Everton that he would leave the club to succeed Ferguson.
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    Honours

    As Player
    Celtic
    Scottish League Premier Division (1): 1981–82
    Bristol City
    English Associate Members' Cup (1): 1986
    Preston North End
    Football League Third Division (1): 1995–96

    AS Manager

    Preston North End
    Football League Second Division (1): 1999–2000
    Individual
    LMA Manager of the Year (3): 2002–03, 2004–05, 2008–09
    Premier League Manager of the Month (10): November 2002, September 2004, January 2006, February 2008, February 2009, January 2010, March 2010, October 2010, September 2012, March 2013

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    With the SAF region ending yesterday 26 years and bringing the club to where it had never gone before ...

    And now a new ERA is born.

    So who will be on the transfer list when the window opens?

    Rumours so far base on Man Utd web site:
    This month's rumours

    Arriving

    Victor Wanyama (Celtic)
    Phil Jagielka (Everton)
    Piotr Zielinski (Udinese)
    Mirko Vucinic (Juventus)
    Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona)
    Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
    Ross Barkley (Everton)
    Leighton Baines (Everton)
    Marouane Fellaini (Everton)
    Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
    Guillermo Valera (Penarol)
    Bruma (Sporting Lisbon)
    Juan Fernando Quintero (Atletico Nacional)
    Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
    Robert Lewandowski (Bor.Dortmund)
    Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
    Ilkay Gundogan (Bor. Dortmund)
    Claudio Marchisio (Juventus)
    David Henen (Anderlecht)

    Leaving
    Wayne Rooney (Chelsea)
    Rio Ferdinand (Monaco, Galatasaray, Flamengo)
    Javier Hernandez (Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid)
    Luke Hendrie (Leicester)
    Sean McGinty (Leicester)

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    2 Cristiano Ronaldos arriving? u guys must really want him!
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    We need a good, and I mean really good gatekeeper.... we're letting in easy goals.
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    I don't think we need an overhaul of players. But must have enough of them to cover for players who will be injured and including the long season ahead, to rotate and get fresh legs and ideas when needed. Full support for Moyes, ALL MU fans and supporters will certainly be with him all the way. Whoever needs to leave and/or wants to stay, so be it, no one is indispensable in this game. Rather see players who want to go, leave...than play with no MU heart and commitment, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zaren View Post
    2 Cristiano Ronaldos arriving? u guys must really want him!
    Not really for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman View Post
    We need a good, and I mean really good gatekeeper.... we're letting in easy goals.
    Ya... agree after Van de Sar left... we are struggling... hope Moyes bring in someone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Chan View Post
    I don't think we need an overhaul of players. But must have enough of them to cover for players who will be injured and including the long season ahead, to rotate and get fresh legs and ideas when needed. Full support for Moyes, ALL MU fans and supporters will certainly be with him all the way. Whoever needs to leave and/or wants to stay, so be it, no one is indispensable in this game. Rather see players who want to go, leave...than play with no MU heart and commitment, right?
    Right! no heart will affect the team's performance ... Dont think will over haul just get enough for our rotating style!

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    Haven't been following goalkeepers, any suggestions who are available to give our backline feel more presence and confidence? Perhaps good German goalkeepers around to tap.........I don't know, may be some of you can sound out a few choices!

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    Ferdinand agrees new deal

    Rio Ferdinand has signed a new one-year contract, in a deal that will see the defender complete his 12th season as a first team player.

    The centre-back has made 432 appearances since his debut in 2002 and won his sixth Barclays Premier League medal with the club this season.

    David Moyes said: “It is clear for everyone to see that Rio has had one of his best seasons with the club and I think even from the outside you can see what a big character Rio is around the dressing room, so I am delighted he has signed a new contract. I am looking forward to working with him.”

    Rio Ferdinand said: “I am delighted to have signed a new contract. Who wouldn’t want to play in this fantastic team in front of 76,000 fans each week? It has been an incredible journey and I am glad it will continue. I can now fully concentrate on my club career which has worked well for me over the past few years.”

    “This is a great team to be part of and we are now moving into a new era with the club which is very exciting. I have met with David I am really looking forward to working with him and winning many more trophies with this great club."

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    Greenhoff passes away

    Former Manchester United player Brian Greenhoff passed away earlier today (Wednesday). He was 60 years old.

    The news was confirmed in a statement released this afternoon by Brian's family, including his brother and former Reds team-mate Jimmy. The siblings famously won the FA Cup together in 1977, as members of the United team managed by Tommy Docherty.

    The club responded: "Everyone at Manchester United is shocked and deeply saddened by the news. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brian's family at this difficult time."

    Brian made his debut for the Reds in September 1973 and went on to register 271 appearances, scoring 17 goals. He earned 18 senior caps for England and also played club football for Leeds United and Rochdale after leaving Old Trafford in 1979.

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    Scholes joins Legends

    Just weeks after retiring, Paul Scholes will return to Old Trafford to play in the Red Heart United legends match with Real Madrid at the request of team manager Bryan Robson.

    Scholes will join a host of former team-mates including Andy Cole, Jaap Stam and Edwin van der Sar to face the Spanish giants, who will include the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo and Claude Makelele among their ranks.

    Having recruited Scholes, who bowed out of football after last weekend's 5-5 draw at West Brom, Robson relished the prospect of seeing the United hero play again: “I think Scholsey will love not just being on the pitch with Real Madrid, but also with Zinedine Zidane.

    “In the past he has said that Scholsey was the best midfield player in the world, so it will be nice for Paul to play against him again and the rest of the Real Madrid players. We all still love participating in the game and playing for charity is something players enjoy doing.”

    Real Madrid travel to Old Trafford hoping to defend a 3-2 victory claimed in the first leg at the Bernabeu last year. And although the match is being played in aid of the MU Foundation, Scholes is keen to turn the deficit around.

    “It would be great to win the game,” Paul explained. “But there are some true greats in their team; players who have won World Cups and European Championships.”

    “The skill, dedication and passion it takes to be the best in the world is something you never lose. It may be for charity, but it’s going to be a very tough game.”

    That sentiment is echoed by the great Zidane, who is only too aware of Scholes' abilties having once described him as 'the complete footballer': “He’s almost untouchable in what he does,” Zizou said.

    “I never tire of watching him play. You rarely come across the complete footballer, but Scholes is as close to it as you can get. One of my regrets is that the opportunity to play alongside him never presented itself during my career.”

    The Red Heart United legends match will be pre-empted by an opening ceremony in which JLS, Amelia Lily and Tinchy Stryder will all perform a selection of hits, offering a fantastic day out for the whole family.

    In keeping with the two clubs’ origins, fans can also try their hand at various Spanish and British themed games whilst sampling traditional cuisine from both nations.

    All proceeds from Red Heart United will go to the Manchester United Foundation and will help to fund projects that help young people in disadvantaged areas of Greater Manchester. Tickets are on sale now and are available by visiting Legends Are Back - Official Manchester United Website or calling 0161 868 8000 and selecting option 9.

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    Match of the legends!

    Sunday 2 June 2013, 14.30 BST
    Old Trafford

    Manchester United Legends
    vs
    Real Madrid Legends

    Will SAF be managing the legends? hmmm...
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