David Moyes is a former professional footballer and the current manager of Premier League football team, West Ham United. Moyes has enjoyed an illustrious managerial career and is regarded as one of the top managers in football and has tremendous respect within the industry.
Having Previously managed Preston North End, Everton, Manchester United and Real Sociedad, Moyes was the 2003, 2005 and 2009 League Managers Association Manager of the Year. Moyes is also on the committee for the League Managers Association in an executive capacity.
Making over 540 league appearances as a centre-half during, Moyes began a fantastic playing career with Celtic, where he first won a championship medal. Moyes then played for Cambridge United, Bristol City, Shrewsbury Town and Dunfermline Athletic, before ending his playing career with Preston North End. During his playing career Moyes won silverware on three occasions, his first trophy was the Scottish Premier League> crown in 1981-82 with Celtic followed by the Associate Members’ Cup in 1985-86 with Bristol City. Moyes’ final silverware during his playing career came at in 1995-96 when they won the League Cup Division three title.
Shortly after finishing his playing career, Moyes became a coach at Preston North End, slowly working his way up to become assistant manager, before eventually taking over as manager in 1998, his first managerial position. Moyes led Preston North End to win the Division Two title in 1999/2000 season. The team followed this up by winning the Division One play-off final the following season gaining back to back promotions, a phenomenal achievement.
Moyes’ successes with Preston did not go unnoticed as he was appointed as the manager of Everton in March of 2002 and led the team to qualify for the third round of the UEFA Champions League in 2005 alongside reaching the FA Cup Final in 2009. Upon reaching his 10th anniversary at the club, Moyes received praise from many fellow managers including Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsène Wenger and Kenny Dalglish for his achievements at Everton and was also recognised for his services to Everton Football Club in Parliament by Steve Rotheram MP. Moyes really was a stalwart figure at the club and a manager who was cherished and fondly remembered by Everton fans.
Sir Alex Ferguson, possibly the greatest manager ever and manager of Manchester United, was due to retire and asked by United to find a replacement who he felt could lead the global forward and be his successor. Ferguson was unanimous in his opinion and belief that Moyes was the right man to take over. Moyes succeeded Ferguson but left after just 10 months in the position. Moyes subsequently spent 364 days at Real Sociedad in La Liga until he was sacked. In July of 2016, Moyes replaced Sam Allardyce as manager of Premier League side, Sunderland before recently joining West Ham United in November 2017, employed by the club as the manager as they searched for a saviour to prevent relegation from the Premier League.
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