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Everton chairman Kenwright begins search for new manager

The Canadian Press

5/9/2013 3:45:28 PM

MANCHESTER, England -- As a theatre and film producer, Bill Kenwright knows a story when he sees it.

In his other life, as chairman of English Premier League club Everton, he has experienced a pretty special one close up.

Kenwright was almost in tears as he reminisced about his "11-year adventure" with David Moyes, who announced on Thursday he would be leaving Everton at the end of the season to become the new manager of Manchester United.

Kenwright says Moyes is a "great manager and Manchester United are very lucky ... I'm pretty certain Evertonians will only look on David with gratitude."

The focus turns on who will replace Moyes at Goodison Park.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is the favourite with the British bookmakers, although the Spaniard said on Thursday he hasn't been contacted.