Last year saw David Moyes reach a decade in charge at Everton, an incredible feat for anyone in an era where coaches are sacked at the drop of a hat and teams can have as many as three different managers over the course of a single season.
Of course, this owes much to the loyalty and vision of chairman Bill Kenwright, not just in going for Moyes in the first place but by sticking by him when things haven’t been going quite so well.
Moyes is on a contract that will expire at the end of the season, and while he will be a much sought-after commodity come the summer, Everton should do everything in their power to make sure he stays with them. Sam Wallace of The Independent puts it simply, saying that Moyes has "created a good side when all the usual indicators that we use to measure the likelihood of success in modern football are weighted against him."
Were he to leave, the success they’ve had during his tenure would prove difficult to maintain, and Everton could find themselves in a position where they are wishing they had done more to get him to sign a new deal.