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David Moyes has revealed that he was once turned down for the assistant manager's role at Manchester United.

The Scot, who is now in charge at Everton, was making a name for himself in managerial circles at Championship outfit Preston North End at the time.

He spoke to Old Trafford officials about joining the coaching staff at the Theatre of Dreams, but found himself overlooked.

Moyes was then subsequently snapped up by the Toffees and has gone on to enjoy considerable success at Goodison Park.

He is now considered to be a leading candidate to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson when the legendary Red Devils manager calls time on his illustrious career.

Moyes does not see that vacancy arising any time soon, though, while he also admits he is in no rush to leave his current post.

"I spoke to Sir Alex about the No. 2 job but wasn't offered it and I've gone on to do what I had to do," said Moyes.
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"I would have liked the chance to see the man working and be around him.

"Will it be a poisoned chalice at United? I don't know, but that's why you should be talking about the greatness of Fergie. You should be embracing the manager.

"Hopefully, he'll be there for 26 or 27 years. I don't want him to go, I just want him to share the trophies around a bit more!

"I can see myself staying at Everton for 10, 12, 15 years if they want me. Sometimes supporters get fed up with you and want a change, but people realise you're better off with stability.

"They will tell you there was a day when Fergie was nearly gone and they tell you here there was a time when David Moyes was struggling. I bet Fergie didn't feel that way and honestly I never did. If you're doing the job right, you know you'll get there."

Moyes is set to go head-to-head with Ferguson on Sunday for a place in the FA Cup final, with Everton looking to derail United's bid for an unprecedented quintuple.

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It's an honor and privilege for every coach to be a part of the greatest club in the world. Moyes is a great manager that did a great job at Preston and still doing a great job now in Everton. He should continue to do his job like he's doing it now and who knows maybe his dream will come true in year or two
 

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I'm pretty sure he prefers the way it's turned out tbh.

I know you can't say for sure what would have happened had he joined our coaching staff, but he's managing a big club, who he has done a fantastic job with, and has established himself as a very good manager (who he could, and hopefully will, end up winning the FA Cup with.)
 

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I did'nt know he was overlooked, I thought he'd turned us down to be a number one....anyway,
he's doing a cracking job at Everton, but the
potential successor situation changes every season........
 
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