Updated 4:15pm 22 May 2013
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.