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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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
DAVID MOYES says Everton must now focus on securing a place in the Europa League for next season after admitting their top four hopes are all but over.Read
DAVID MOYES believes Everton’s stirring performance at the Emirates has shown they deserve to be challenging for a Champions League place.Read
DAVID MOYES claims Everton FC have only a “15% chance” of Champions League qualification – but is confident his players can defy the odds at the Emirates this evening.Read
CAST your mind back to September. Everton had made a great start to the season and went to West Bromwich Albion looking to continue that form.Read
BARELY two months after making the short journey from Old Trafford to Goodison in August 2005, Phil Neville was handed the captain’s armband by David Moyes.Read
IT has become an intriguing sub-plot in the story of Everton’s chase for Europe.Read
LEON OSMAN is still yet to agree a new Everton contract with talks over a deal having stalled.Read
DAVID MOYES was named Barclays Premier League Manager of the Month for the 10th time in his career before challenging his side go unbeaten in April.Read
DAVID MOYES admits Everton will have to smash the 60-point barrier if they are to secure a return to Europe this season – as the Goodison Park outfit ponder joining the NextGen Series.Read