DAVID MOYES insists European football is a must for Everton next season after picking up the Barclays manager of the month award for September. The Toffees won two and drew another of their four matches to remain in the top four of the Premier League heading into October.
Now Moyes is now keen for Everton to build on their good start and maintain their elevated position for the rest of the campaign.
He said: With the quality of the Premier League it is really hard to qualify for the Champions League but I wouldnt say we cant do it.
It is possible and you have to aim for that.
If we fall short and end up in the Europa League then so be it, but in recent years we have been pretty close, finishing sixth, seventh or eighth, so we want to do that at the very least.
But I am really pleased and with all these awards it comes as a team thing. It is something the whole team has strived to achieve.
The players have played well, they are in good form. We have had a good start to the season through August and September and big thanks to Barclays for giving me this award.
The Blues boss has now received the award nine times, meaning he is second only to Alex Ferguson (26 times) and Arsene Wenger (12 times) in the table of all-time winners.