Toffees won’t block Moyes move

Next weekend will see Moyes celebrate his ninth anniversary as

manager of Everton. During his tenure, he has won the Manager of

the Year award three times, and steered the Toffees to Champions

League qualification. His achievements have seen him continually

named as a potentially successor to Sir Alex Ferguson should he

ever decide to step down from his post. And should United express

an interest in Moyes replacing Ferguson, Kenwright believes it

would be the former Preston boss’s decision whether he goes or

remains at Goodison Park. “I know the stories about Manchester

United, one of, if not the biggest club in the world,” he told Sky

Sports News. “If that day ever came then he would have to make a

decision, but I also know how committed he is to the cause of this

football club. “Not just for the next week, or the next two weeks,

but what this club is all about, what this club needed means an

awful lot to him.” Kenwright, however, is aware that Moyes’ reign

has not been without difficulties. The financial constraints of

Everton means Moyes has to be creative with his purchases. The club

are desperate for investment, while the likes of Liverpool,

Manchester City and Newcastle have all changed ownership in recent

years. Yet, Moyes has managed in the main to overcome these odds,

something Kenwright clearly respects. “It’s not been an easy nine

years for a man that wants to win, for a club that wants to win,

but it’s been nine years when he has given everything to advance

this football club and take it forward,” he added. “Our track in

the last five years is an average of seventh position; well I’m

sure that wasn’t the case before he arrived.”