David Moyes: I couldn't tell my kids

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Newly-appointed Manchester United manager David Moyes couldn't tell his children that he had been appointed the manager of Manchester United following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, according to the Daily Star. 

And the Scot also revealed that he was on a shopping trip to obtain a part for a new watch when he received the call from Ferguson regarding the Manchester United managerial position. 

It was in May when the former Everton boss received the call from the legendary Manchester United manager, informing him that he had the chance to become the next Manchester United manager. 

And Moyes, in an interview with the Daily Star revealed that obtaining the Manchester United job so shortly after finishing the season as manager of Everton. 

"This has been one of the strangest weeks of my career, after spending the last 11 years driving into Everton's training ground. 

"But the period at the end of the season was the hardest. I was preparing for our match against Liverpool on the Sunday, knowing that if things went well we would have a great chance of finishing above them," Moyes told the Daily Star. 

Moyes added that he was out shopping when he received the call, and went round to Ferguson's house in a t-shirt and jeans to discuss the deal. 

"Then on the Thursday of that week I got the call. I was shopping with my wife when Sir Alex rang. 

"It had been my 50th birthday the previous week and my wife had bought me a watch. It needed a link taking out and we were in Altrincham."

"Sir Alex called and said, Where are you? Can you drop round to myself? We were having lunch and I told her I had to go and see Sir Alex - he obviously wanted to sign one of my players at Everton, or he had a player who he was prepared to let me have on loan."

"I was wearing jeans and a t-shirt. I would never normally go to his house dressed like that. I dropped my wife off at Cheadle Royal shopping centre and headed to Sir Alex's home in Wilmslow. 

"He took me upstairs, made me a cup of tea then said, I'm retiring next week and you are the next manager of Manchester United."

Moyes was told that the secret was so big he could only tell his wife the news. 

"He then said I could tell only one person - my wife. I couldn't even tell my kids, that's how big a secret it was."


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