David Moyes will leave Everton at the end of the season, the club has confirmed.
The Scot met chairman Bill Kenwright on Wednesday evening and confirmed his "desire to join Manchester United".
Upon his arrival in L4 from Preston North End, Moyes described Everton as "the people's club" and it is a phrase that the club have embraced and used as an official motto.
During his tenure at Goodison Park, Moyes has taken charge of the team on over 500 occasions including four European campaigns.
His final two games as Everton Manager will be the remaining Premier League matches against West Ham United and Chelsea.
Roberto Martínez is favourite to succeed him.
It is anticipated United will confirm Moyes' arrival very quickly, although one club operative was too quick as the Premier League champions have already had to embarrassingly take down confirmation of Moyes' arrival as manager from their own Facebook page.
The club jumped the gun and put the information on their site, posting the message "send your personal welcome to our new manager David Moyes" to a following in excess of 33 million worldwide, before hastily taking it down.
Although the incident is amusing rather than damaging, it is unlikely to go down well with senior United executives, who have pledged to "bring fans closer to the club".