David Moyes was appointed Everton FC manager in March 2002, joining the club from Preston North End. Moyes immediately endeared himself to the Goodison faithful by naming Everton as 'The People's Club' in his first press conference. After an unremarkable playing career as a centre back with Celtic, Bristol City and Cambridge United amongst others, Moyes made his name as a young up and coming manager at Preston North End, guiding them to the Division Two title and the Division One Playoff Final. Moyes has overseen a dramatic change in Everton's on the pitch performance since he has been in charge. The Toffee's finished 4th in the 2004/05 season, meaning qualification for the European Champions League and have also cemented their position in the higher echelons of the Premier League by finishing in the top eight in each of the last four seasons. Everton also qualified for their first major final in 14 years when they reached the 2009 FA Cup Final under Moyes' guidance, only to be defeated 2-1 by Chelsea. Moyes has shown his potency in the transfer market during his time with The Blues. By picking up promising players from the Championship such as Tim Cahill, Joleon Lescott and Phil Jagielka and combining them with some bargain oversees players like Mikel Arteta and Steven Piennar, Moyes has turned Everton into a quality Premiership outfit. Moyes is the 3rd longest serving manager in England behind Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United and Arsene Wenger of Arsenal.
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DAVID MOYES admits he was “gobsmacked” by the reception from supporters following an emotionally-charged final home game in charge of Everton.Read
SO it ended the way it began 11 years ago, David Moyes stood on a sodden Goodison turf with his arms aloft taking the applause of the home support.Read
I AM not surprised David Moyes is set to become the next manager of Manchester United.Read
EVERTON are facing up to the end of an era with David Moyes ready to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager.Read
BACK in February, and with David Moyes having announced talks over a new contract were on hold until the end of the season, one Premier League manager spoke for the majority of the Goodison faithful.Read
FORMER Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has described Sir Alex Ferguson’s decision to retire as manager as a “bombshell” and that he “can’t make sense of the timing”.Read
AMID all the usual pre-derby tub-thumping last week came a comment from David Moyes that almost slipped under the radar.Read
DAVID MOYES has urged Phil Jagielka to prove he can become a regular at the heart of England’s defence.Read
DAVID MOYES has dampened speculation his next managerial move will be abroad despite again extolling the virtues of German football.Read
Everton boss David Moyes believes Manchester United counterpart Sir Alex Ferguson remains the benchmark by which every manager should be judged - and why the top four has become more difficult to break into.Read