Football - Allardyce: Moyes perfect for United

Sam Allardyce thinks David Moyes will have no trouble keeping the lid on his emotions when West Ham visit Goodison Park for what will be the Scot's last home game in charge of Everton.

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Moyes landed the biggest job in English football this week when he was chosen as the successor to Manchester United's greatest manager of all time Sir Alex Ferguson.

Moyes was a surprise choice for many given his lack of Champions League experience, and his empty trophy cabinet, but Allardyce, who used to coach Moyes at Preston, has described the Scot as a perfect fit for the Old Trafford club.

Having enjoyed a stable and successful 11 years at Everton, many fans of the Merseryside club will be sad to see Moyes go, but Allardyce thinks the 50-year-old will have no problem focusing his team on trying to secure three points on Sunday afternoon.

Allardyce said: "It will be the last game at home for David as manager so it will be an emotional affair for him, but I'm sure, knowing David as I do, that he will be able to control and calm his emotions and do his very best to get the team to win.

"I don't expect any favours whatsoever and I hope the crowd appreciate what he has done and that they show their appreciation."

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