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Friday’s newspapers – nationally and locally - are dominated by yesterday’s announcement that David Moyes will leave Everton at the end of the season and take up the managerial position at Manchester United.

The Liverpool Echo back page features an interview with former Blues boss Howard Kendall who states that Duncan Ferguson would be the his choice to fill the Goodison Park vacancy left by Moyes.

A double page spread inside the Echo speculates on other potential candidates, with names such as Neil Lennon, Malky Mackay, Vitor Periera, Michael Laudrup, Phil Neville and Roberto Martinez all mentioned.

Also in the Echo is reaction to yesterday’s news from Phil Jagielka, while there is a comment piece from David Prentice who says that Moyes must help out with the identity of his successor.

The national newspapers all have their own angles on yesterday’s big news.

In the Daily Telegraph, it is reported that Moyes will have the final say of the future of Wayne Rooney who is rumoured to be seeking a transfer away from Old Trafford.

The Telegraph also includes an article stating that Everton will resist any attempts from Manchester United to sign Leighton Baines this summer.

The Daily Express leads with the length of Moyes’ contract and how there is a six-year plan in place at Old Trafford.

Rio Ferdinand is also quoted in the Express, saying that the Manchester United players are ‘delighted’ that Moyes has been appointed as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor.

In the Daily Mail, Martin Samuel’s comment piece centres around Moyes’ managerial approach and how he is the right person to replace Ferguson, while inside the Times, Matt Dickinson has written an article on how Moyes will be his own man at Old Trafford.

The Daily Mirror’s back page claims Moyes is set to sell Rooney and recruit Baines and Marouane Fellaini from Everton.

The Mirror also reports that if Everton wanted to prise Laudrup away from Swansea then they might have to pay £10million for his services.

Inside the Independent there is a profile of Moyes, detailing his journey from player at Celtic through to the Old Trafford hot-seat.

The Daily Star states that Everton have made Malky Mackay their number one target to succeed Moyes. 

Click the links above to read the relevant stories.

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