That’s it. Fergie time is over.
David Moyes has now officially taken over as Manchester United manager and the Scot arrived at Carrington just over an hour ago to start work on his first day.
Equipped with a folder full of notes, Moyes’ arrival coincides with the opening of the transfer window in England and movement is expected to begin sooner rather than later.
There are plenty of faces linked with a move to Old Trafford already such as Thiago Alcantara and Ezequiel Garay, and there are a list of players linked with a move away too.
Anderson and Nani are two that could be leaving Old Trafford this summer given their inconsistent careers at United and Moyes will want to stamp his own identity on the squad that Sir Alex left behind.
The 50-year-old now has the unenviable task of walking into Fergie’s shoes because it is one of the most difficult jobs that has ever existed in football. He will be overly scrutinised at the start in what will be a high pressure cooker type relationship with the press and fans but if Fergie believed he was the right man for the job, then he knows what he is talking about.
Moyes’ first official game in charge will be on July 13 against Singha All Stars in Bangkok at the start of United’s 2013 tour of Asia and traditionally, United have liked to conduct their business quickly in the transfer window to get players in before pre-season.