Moyes frustrated by falling short

The Scot recently celebrated nine years in charge at Goodison Park,

the third longest-serving Premier League boss behind Manchester

United’s Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger. But he will

end another campaign trophyless and the club is likely to miss out

on European football again next season as they are currently

eighth, nine points adrift of fifth-placed Tottenham. And having

had his hopes raised for better things just over 12 months ago

Moyes is frustrated. “I went into the season with more confidence

in the team,” he said. “Last season we finished having lost two out

of 24 games. If you just counted those 24 games I think we may have

been Premier League champions; if not we would have been second. “I

went into this season saying we only need to go close to that and

we’ve got a really good chance of being near the top. “I think

that’s where my disappointment has come. I’m fed up of saying to

the supporters every year let’s just avoid relegation. “I wanted to

see if I could change the way that we started the season by talking

more positive about it, building it up a bit more, and saying to

the players ‘come on this is what is expected of you now’. “As it

is it fell flat on its face and I’m really disappointed I haven’t

been able to get to the level that I hoped to.”