1 Sir Alex Ferguson’s father worked as a shipbuilder in Govan. David Moyes’s father was a draughtsman for the same company.
2 As a boy, Ferguson played for a youth team coached by Moyes’s father. Like Ferguson, Moyes is a graduate of Glasgow’s Drumchapel Amateurs FC, where his mother washed the team kit and his father was on the board.
3 In 2008 Moyes successfully sued Wayne Rooney and the publisher HarperCollins for libel over comments made in the former’s autobiography.
4 In 2001 Moyes was involved in what was called a “bar-room brawl” with his 6ft 5in goalkeeper, Tepi Moilanen, after poor results on Preston’s pre-season tour.
5 Ferguson turned down the chance to hire Moyes as his assistant in 1998, preferring the subsequent England coach Steve McClaren.
6 Despite having only the 10th-highest wage bill in the Premier League, Everton under Moyes have finished eighth or higher every year since 2007.
7 Ferguson’s retirement means Moyes is the second longest-serving manager in the entire English league system, behind only Arséne Wenger at Arsenal.
8 Moyes co-owns a racehorse named Desert Cry, which has run at the Cheltenham Festival.
9 Moyes is a supporter of the Labour party and backed Andy Burnham in the 2010 leadership election.
10 He is married to Pamela and they have two children, David, 22, and Lauren, 19.