Moyes says Ferguson just called him and said `you are the next Man Utd boss`

Last Updated: Jul 06, 2013, 15:56 PM IST

London: New Manchester United boss David Moyes has revealed that he was simply told that he would be the next person to lead the club, without being offered a job.

Moyes was rung up by Ferguson a week before he announced his retirement from the Old Trafford club and was told that he was the next Manchester United manager, with the manager adding that it came as the biggest surprise.

The former Everton manager said he was invited to the veteran`s house and had no idea that he would be told about plans of Ferguson`s retirement, adding that inside he was incredibly thrilled because he was being given the chance to manage Manchester United.

Moyes added that he hoped Ferguson was sitting in the directors` box at games, because he was very good for the club.