David Moyes confirmed as Manchester United’s next manager

Everton have confirmed that manager David Moyes is to leave the club at the end of the season - and that he's expressed a desire to join Manchester United.

Earlier - a banner asking fans to welcome "new manager David Moyes" appeared on Manchester United's official Facebook page.

The page was linked to in a tweet from the club's official press office Twitter account, though that tweet was quickly deleted.

EVERTON STATEMENT IN FULL

Everton can confirm that David Moyes will leave the Club at the end of the season.

The Manager met Chairman Bill Kenwright early yesterday evening (Wednesday 8th May) and confirmed his desire to join Manchester United.

The Chairman, on behalf of the Club, would like to place on record his thanks to David for the massive contribution he has made to Everton since his arrival in March 2002.  He has been an outstanding Manager.

During his tenure at Goodison Park, David has taken charge of the team on over 500 occasions including four European campaigns.

His final two games as Everton Manager will be the remaining Premier League matches against West Ham United and Chelsea.

Everton officials will start the search for a replacement manager immediately.