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Man United hires Moyes to replace Ferguson

Thursday - 5/9/2013, 10:17am  ET

FILE - This is a Tuesday Feb. 26, 2013 file photo of Everton's manager David Moyes as he takes to the touchline before his team's English FA Cup fifth round replay soccer match against Oldham at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England. Everton said Thursday May 9, 2013 that its manager David Moyes is leaving the club at the end of the season and wants to replace Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. While United has not yet made an announcement on who will succeed Ferguson at Old Trafford, the statement from Everton clears the way for Moyes to be hired. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

AP Sports Writer

MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Manchester United is moving swiftly to appoint David Moyes manager, a day after Alex Ferguson said he was retiring after more than 27 years in charge.

Moyes will be leaving Everton after 11 years to replace his fellow Scotsman next season as manager of the Premier League champions.

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