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A Helping Hand

Moyes willing to assist in search for his replacement.

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David Moyes is willing to provide a helping hand in the search for his replacement as Everton manager.

The 50-year-old confirmed this week that he will depart the Blues at the end of the season, switching to Old Trafford to replace the retiring Sir Alex Ferguson on July 1.

Having been recommended for the United job by Ferguson, Moyes himself is now willing to assist Bill Kenwright in his search for the next man to take the helm at Goodison if the Blues’ Chairman seeks his assistance.

He said: "The Chairman has asked me and I will help Everton as much as I possibly can. If he asks for my advice we will talk about it. Walter Smith was very good and recommended me for the job and if there is anything I can do to help Everton and Bill Kenwright in terms of what happens next, I will be more than happy to do so.

“It is not for me to put any names forward but I will help Bill if he asks. I will speak to Bill and I am sure there will be lots of people interested in this job, no wonder, because it's a great place to work and whoever takes over will be taking over a fantastic group of lads.

"Whoever comes in is coming into a great football club. They will find a brilliant environment, with a great training ground and a great set of players with a terrific attitude. Behind the scenes it is a well-run club. We don't get ourselves into too much trouble and whoever gets it will come in and have a great opportunity."

Moyes also pointed out that a lot of work has already taken place with a view to the 2013/14 campaign.

He added: "I wasn't planning to leave Everton. My contract was running out but if you'd pushed me I would have said that my mind was swaying on staying at Everton.

"I've got everything in place for next season, we've got all the preparation ready and the pre-season plans underway. The Chairman knows the route and the direction I was planning to take to move forward and all we have ever done here is keep planning and preparing for what is next and that is what we've done."

Moyes' plans for the summer changed this week with news he will move to Old Trafford.

"It was very difficult (telling the Chairman I was leaving) because I have great respect for him and we've had a great relationship," he added.

Moyes will take charge of his last game at Goodison on Sunday, with the visit of West Ham. Tickets for the game are available by clicking here.
 
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