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Manchester United has successor

Manchester United has hired David Moyes (pictured) to succeed Alex Ferguson as manager of the Premier League champions. The club said Thursday he has agreed to a six-year deal and will take charge beginning July 1, marking the end of Ferguson’s reign of 13 Premier League titles in nearly 27 years at Old Trafford. Ferguson announced his retirement plans Wednesday. Everton confirmed earlier in the day that Moyes would be leaving. He has never won a major trophy in his coaching career but should help ensure a smooth transition between Scotsmen at United. The 50-year-old Moyes has shown loyalty and staying power in his 11 years with Everton – attributes that should suit him well in his next job. Ferguson will join the boardroom when the season ends. – AP

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