Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Why Everton FC should be on cloud nine having David Moyes

DAVID MOYES celebrates his ninth anniversary as Everton manager today with his future once again dominating the headlines.

In an interview last week, Goodison owner Bill Kenwright suggested he would not stand in Moyes’s way should Manchester United come knocking when they eventually look to replace Sir Alex Ferguson.

Those comments have caused quite a stir among Everton supporters, but my reading of them is straightforward.

Kenwright clearly understands the restrictions that are being placed on the manager in terms of transfer funds, and sympathises with him.

But the chairman is also being realistic in believing that, right now, Everton simply cannot afford to compete with those clubs with far greater financial clout.

Kenwright knows it is difficult. He knows that he is lucky to have a manager with the patience and ambition of Moyes, as well as the understanding of the financial situation.

What’s worrying for many fans, though, is that Kenwright is talking of Manchester United just as it appears the Old Trafford side are preparing a summer move for Jack Rodwell.

Rooney has already made that switch, and while Moyes does not want to lose the youngster, basic economics indicate he might not have much choice in the matter.

This speculation over players is something that has crept into the game over the past few decades.

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