Neville Southall (158)
EVERTON legend Neville Southall believes David Moyes is heading into a make or break summer at Goodison Park.
The Welsh icon played in the last Everton team to defeat Manchester United at Wembley in 1995 – 11 years after his first successful Cup final appearances – but he believes that the current Everton manager’s future could hinge on how his side fares in this weekend’s FA Cup semi-final at a very different national stadium to the one he performed at.
“It could be a big summer for David Moyes,” he declared. “If Everton get past Manchester United – which I honestly think they can – they’ll be in a great position to win a trophy again at long last.
“If they get knocked out you wonder whether the manager might think ‘where do I go from here?’
“Every time a top job becomes available he will be linked with it. He’s already being talked about as the next Manchester United manager.
“But having said all that, I really think he is on the verge of something big at Everton.
“He just needs a couple of top class strikers – it’s about time we had another Scot up there isn’t it? – and a decent wide player.
“But winning the Cup could be a catalyst like it was for us in 1984.”