New Man Utd boss is a home favourite with Bishopbriggs family

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A BISHOPBRIGGS couple have spoken of their pride after their nephew was crowned the king of Old Trafford last week.

David Moyes (50) was made manager of Manchester United after being picked for the job by Sir Alex Ferguson.

However, while he might now be about to take his place in the pantheon of footballing legends, for John and Anne Cochrane, he will always be the wee lad who was a page boy at their wedding 44 years ago.

John said: “We’re so pleased for him. We are all delighted. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

“He has been passionate about football since he was a boy in Bearsden, where he was always kicking a ball and he has known Alex Ferguson since his time at Drumchapel Amateurs.

“He’s still as passionate. His phone rings all the time and it’s about football, or he’s jetting off to Germany mid-week on a scouting trip. ”

Anne said: “David really deserves his success. We hear from him all the time and we were down there staying with them at least four times a year.

“We’re a close family - he was the page boy at our wedding when he was little.

“He really is a lovely man. He’s a real family man and a great dad. He has such intregrity and this is something that Alex Ferguson admires and sees in David.”

Moyes was brought up in Bearsden, where John and Anne revealed he started his career by kicking about a ball at his home on Stockiemuir Road.

He played for Celtic before embarking on a successful managerial stint at Preston, before taking over at Everton in 2002, where he has built up a formidable reputation.

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