David Moyes: Why Everton FC's Manager Is One of the Best in the World

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David Moyes: Why Everton FC's Manager Is One of the Best in the World
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He's now been at Everton for a decade, and in my opinion, David Moyes is one of the most underrated managers in football.

Since he arrived at Goodison in 2002, Moyes has establised Everton as a top-eight club and provided the fans with some great moments, like finishing fourth in the table and the club's memorable FA Cup run in 2009.

It surprises me that no one has seriously taken an interest in investing money into Everton.

They're definitely a sleeping giant, especially when you consider they've not won a major trophy in almost 20 years.

The club has a rich heritage, and their loyal fans are some of the best in the country.

All you have to do is go back and listen to the fans during Everton's 1-0 win over Manchester United a couple of weeks ago.

Goodison was absolutely rocking, and the atmosphere was electric.

Moyes has had a huge part to play in that.

He's respected by the fans, and he's an excellent man manager. He stands out because you never hear a bad word being said about him, and in this day and age, that's a rare thing.

By Premier League standards, Moyes hasn't had a lot of money to play with, but each of his signings has been a shrewd investment.

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Players like Tim Cahill, Phil Neville, Steven Pienaar, Mikel Arteta and Tim Howard were bought for relatively minimal sums, and while Moyes has spent more on the likes of Nikica Jelavic, Marouane Fellaini and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, they've all had impacts.

Whenever I hear him talk, Moyes sounds very knowledgeable about the game, and he comes across like a great guy.

Having said that, I still wouldn't want to be on his bad side!

I think, by his own admission, the one thing missing from Moyes' legacy as a Premier League manager is a trophy.

It's something that everyone connected with Everton wants, and to be fair, they deserve it.

Everton have a more complete squad than they've had in years, and it's been built on a relatively tight budget, but you never hear Moyes complaining.

He just gets his head down, focuses on the job at hand and works with the resources that he has available.

More often than not, he gets the best out of his players, and they all want to play for him.

I mentioned earlier that you never hear about players being unhappy at Everton, and a lot of that is down to Moyes' man management style.

He's able to keep his squad together, and every single player on the books wants to play for him.

If he was at a so-called "bigger" club, he'd get a lot more attention for the job that he's done, and it's insulting that he's not given the credit he deserves for his record as Everton manager.

As good as Moyes has been in the last 10 years, just imagine how good he'd be with some serious money to invest.

Moyes strikes me as an ambitious man, and I honestly believe that if someone were to heavily invest in the playing side, he'd be quite happy to stay at Goodison until he retires.

For Everton's sake, I hope that happens, because Moyes deserves it for being one of the best managers in the world.

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