Is David Moyes Looking for a Way out by Using Joleon Lescott As the Last Straw?

True BlueCorrespondent IAugust 11, 2009

17 May 2001:   David Moyes manager of Preston during the Nationwide League Division One Play Off Semi-final between Preston North End and Birmingham City at the Deapdale Stadium, Preston,  England.  Digital Image. Mandatory Credit: Ross Kinnaird/ALLSPORT

David Moyes is an exceptional manager.

He is thoughtful, measured, and a gentleman.

But I think that he is now looking for a way out of Goodison.

His talents are far greater than the resources at his disposal, and even with the loyal Bill Kenwright he must surely now see that if he wants success he will have to move on.

Everton have a fragile squad which lacks depth, proven by the need to take Jo back on loan from Manchester City.

Surely he has other players in mind for the Moyes dream 11?

But at Goodison his dream team will never happen, period.

Manchester City's chase of Joleon Lescott proves that Everton are likely to struggle as one of their star players is now an unhappy player.

The fact that City, who finished 13 points behind and five places adrift of Everton, are now considered the better option for Lescott means that in the future the capture of players is going to be next to impossible.

A manager of Moyes' talent can only shop in the bargain basement for so long, and I think he will use the almost inevitable Lescott move as a catalyst for his own swift departure.

Don't be surprised if he sees himself over at Old Trafford in the coming seasons, perhaps even sooner.