Everton veteran Phil Neville has said that he is extremely confident that David Moyes will remain as the Everton manager for many years to come.
There has been recent speculation that David Moyes, who has been at Goodison Park for the last decade, will quit as the Everton manager in the summer after growing frustrated about managing the club.
Everton have been in dire financial situation for many seasons now. It has prevented David Moyes from spending money in order to improve the team, while he has also witnessed the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham continue to go from strength to strength.
As a result, it is thought that David Moyes will now finally be interested in a new challenge, which would see him leave Goodison Park after 10 years in charge. Even though he has not won any major trophy with Everton, he came extremely close to winning the FA Cup final with the club a few seasons ago. However, Phil Neville has said that he does not expect David Moyes to depart the club because he has done a sterling job and wants to continue doing so. Moyes has been praised for the way he has been able to get the best out of the club despite spending very little sums of money.
“The way he has managed us in the last month or two suggests to me that he is in it for the long-term. He has been fantastic and rotated the team, something this club hasn’t been able to do before. The lads have really embraced that. He is ambitious and he wants to get to the top. He wants to do that with Everton. We’ve just got to make sure we stop slipping up at this stage of games,” said Phil Neville quashing rumours linking with David Moyes quitting.
Everton midfielder Phil Neville has said that the lack of investment at the club is proving to be a major hindrance towards the development of the club both on and off the field.
The former Manchester United midfielder has also said that Everton do need to find a new investor in order to progress ahead of the other clubs because the lower clubs are catching Everton pretty quickly. Everton chairman Bill Kenright is renowned to be one of the best chairman’s in Premier League, but he has not been able to provide the necessary funds required to take Everton to the next level.
It was only a few years ago that they seem like challenging for the Champions League positions, but now the arrival of cash rich Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur has changed the playing field a lot. Phil Neville says that with the arrival of the clubs, it will be harder for Everton to challenge for the top honours in the near future without the presence of further investment. Further, many clubs from the bottom are also quickly catching Everton in terms of the playing levels. Phil Neville seems to have attributed this to the teams like Stoke city and Newcastle United.
“[It is] a massive disappointment sometimes. You get a little bit frustrated because we know we are a club on the verge of doing something special. Taking that next step. Over the six or seven years I’ve been here, we’ve been so close – and yet so far at times,” Phil Neville said when asked about Everton’s inability to challenge for the Champions League positions in recent times. Everton are currently in the 12th position, which is very far from the European qualification places they used to challenge only a few seasons ago.