Moyes would have to consider it
, 49, has expressed interest in the Manchester United post following Sir Alex Ferguson's departure
. When asked about the Manchester United job, Moyes
"Sir Alex Ferguson was arguably the best manager in the world. I'm honoured to have been given the chance to become his assistant manager all those years ago. They would certainly be big shoes to fill, but I feel like the experience I have had with Everton and with the fans have bettered me as a person and bettered my credentials as a manager. I have a contract with Everton, and I intend to see it out- but if I was approached by Manchester United I would have to consider it."
"It isn't often you get given the chance to be such a big part of one of the biggest clubs in footbal history. It's the sort of opportunity you cannot afford to let pass as a manager."
Speaking publicly for the first time on the matter, Manchester United Chief Executive David Gill
claimed that talks and contacts had begun at Old Trafford and it was only a matter of time before they found the 'right' solution for the club:
"We are in a good situation at the moment, but we always strive to do better. We need to make sure this is a club that its members and fans can be proud to be a part of. Any appointment made will be conducted with that in mind. We have ambitions in Europe and consistency in domestic affairs that we want to pursue. Following Sir Alex's departure- it is also important that we pursue this in the right way.."
Facts seem to suggest that Moyes has not yet been approached, which is odd considering that it has already been days since the departure of Ferguson was made official. Rumours seem to have quietened a bit but there is some unrest over whether the deal for a new manager is being done in secrecy. Laurent Blanc
was 'reportedly' seen in London, but there was no real evidence as to the nature of his visit to the country. Even so, the odds have swung in the favour of Moyes and Blanc in light of José Mourinho dismissing claims of a switch
to the Theatre of Dreams:
"You think I can be- will be manager of Manchester United? Maybe, but I don't think so. I don't think so. I am committed to my contract here. There is unfinished business,"