Monthly Archives: March 2012


    Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has signed a new contract with the club that will keep him at Goodison Park till 2016.

    Tim Howard has been one of the prudent signings Everton manager David Moyes has made since taking over at Everton for a decade ago.

    Even though Tim Howard was not regarded to be one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier league during his time at Manchester United, David Moyes has transformed him into exactly that in the last few seasons. As a result, Tim Howard has now signed a new contract with the club. This comes as a major boost for Everton, who have been struggling to keep hold of their better players like Mikel Arteta.

    The 33-year-old Tim Howard joined Everton back in 2006 and has made more than 250 appearances for Everton. He is regarded as one of the consistent players in the Premier league. David Moyes has had to deal with a number of problems in terms of the transfers in other areas of the pitch, but thanks to the performances of Tim Howard, he has been able to concentrate less on the goalkeeping department. Speaking on the occasion after signing his new contract, Tim Howard has said that he believes he can play into the 40s.

    “It’s a place that is home for me. When you have a really good relationship in life and both sides are eager to continue and keep that going, it’s a no-brainer. This hasn’t been a knockdown, drawn-out type of negotiation with meetings or anything like that. They were very happy to keep me here and I was very, very happy to stay,” Howard said on the occasion of his new contract. A number of goalkeepers from the United States have been extremely successful in the Premier league and Tim Howard is one of them.


    Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin has said that he would like to see Everton manager David Moyes in charge of Chelsea in the future.

    Chelsea recently sacked their manager Andre Villas-Boas after a string of poor results, which has left the club with a major doubt of being able to qualify for the Champions League next season.

    Winning the Champions League has been one of the major aims of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, and the prospect of not being able to qualify for this elite competition in the first place has resulted in the sacking of manager Andre Villas-Boas after just 257 days.

    Former winger Pat Nevin has represented Chelsea in more than 150 appearances over the years. He left for Everton for close to £ 1 million during the late 1980s after Chelsea were relegated down to the second division. He is of the opinion that current Everton manager David Moyes would be a suitable option for Chelsea, who are looking to replace Andre Villas-Boas in the summer. There will be no announcement made now because of the fact that assistant manager Roberto di Matteo has been put in place till the end of the season.

    “From a Chelsea point of view, it would be lovely if Jose Mourinho would come back, and we know he was in England last week. It’s such a long shot, although nothing surprises me in football any more. If it was me making the decision, I would grab Everton’s David Moyes immediately and tell him to start a new dynasty,” former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin said when asked about the potential candidates for the Chelsea managerial role by BBC sport.

    Amongst fans placing football bets, Barcelona manager Guardiola and Real Madrid manager José Mourinho are the favourites to take over, while former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez remains an outside option.