Monthly Archives: February 2012


    Everton manager David Moyes has said that he is only beginning his work at Everton football club. David Moyes is now close to completing 10 years at the helm of Everton.

    In order to recognise this incredible achievement, Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has said that David Moyes should be presented with the watch that commemorates his 10 years at the club.

    Kenny Dalglish has said that David Moyes’ achievement in this era when managers do not last more than a year is simply outstanding. Even better is the fact that David Moyes is only 48 years old. Hence, the Scotsman has said that David Moyes has only begun his work at Everton football club.

    During the same period, Liverpool have gone through many managers. They are currently back to Kenny Dalglish. Even though Everton were initially struggling under David Moyes, the Scotsman has settled the club in such a way that they are regularly competing for the European places, despite not having a huge transfer kitty.

    Only two managers in the Premier league can boast of a better history than David Moyes – Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger. Sir Alex Ferguson has been in charge of Manchester United for 25 years, while Arsene Wenger has been in charge for 15 years.

    “In modern management it’s rare for someone to get 10 years at one club. I’ve been lucky to have a good board behind me and good fans. I had to rebuild again after Walter had initially cleared out a lot of the mess. I’ve managed to do that and bring the club back to life again,” David Moyes said in a recent interview.

    Everton were qualifying for the European places regularly up until last season, when the arrival of clubs like Manchester City and Tottenham with huge transfer budgets stopped their progress.


    Everton captain Phil Neville is of the opinion that former England manager Fabio Capello is one of the best managers around.

    However, he refused to accept the fact that the departure of the Italian will seriously hurt the chances of England performing well in the Euro 2012 tournament, which will be held in Poland and Ukraine during the summer.

    England have not performed well in the major tournaments since the Euro 96 and pressure will be on the replacement for Fabio Capello. Fabio Capello himself failed to deliver the goals for England during the previous 2010 FIFA World Cup, but agreed to stay until the Euro’s.

    Even though his departure may come as a shock to many, FIFA would have been preparing replacements already given that Capello had earlier announced his retirement from management after this major tournament.

    Everton captain Phil Neville used to play for England under various managers. Now retired internationally, the Everton captain is off the opinion that England can still perform at the Euro 2012 despite the absence of the Italian.

    Phil Neville has been experiencing an up-and-down season with Everton this time around. Lack of significant transfer funds during the summer has certainly cost the team in the first half of the campaign, but significant arrivals in the January transfer window now mean that the club will be competitive during the second half of this season.

    Speaking after the draw with Chelsea (which was the first time I’ve ever won an in-play Premier League bet!), Phil believes that England still have a great chance at Euro 2012.

    “I still believe Capello is a great manager though his record backs that – just didn’t quite work out with England for many reasons not all his. In a funny way I’ve started to feel more positive about the Euros in the summer. Clean slate,” Phil Neville said after the announcement regarding the England manager came as a shock to many in the world football.