David Moyes celebrates the Division Two title as Preston manager with club legend Tom Finney
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
It's safe to say David Moyes' appointment as manager of West Ham has not gone down well with everyone.
But he's not that bad, surely? He's had relative success in his previous jobs as you can see below.
He almost guided Preston North End into the Premier League
– Having achieved promotion to to the second tier as Division Two champions in 2000, Preston reached the play-off final at the first attempt only to lose 3-0 to Bolton.
He prevented Everton from becoming a ‘yo-yo club’
– They were in danger of being relegated when he replaced the sacked Walter Smith in March 2002 and the club finished 15th. The Toffees finished seventh in his first full season in charge and despite ending fourth from bottom in the 2003/04 season, Moyes guided the club to fourth in the following campaign and a place in the Champions League play-offs, which they lost to Villarreal in controversial circumstances – remember Duncan Ferguson's header referee Pierluigi Collina disallowed?
Everton reached the FA Cup final for the first time in 14 years under Moyes
– Along the way they knocked Liverpool out in the fourth round and Man United out in the semi-finals. They took the lead against Chelsea in just 25 seconds, but lost 2-1.
His relative success on Merseyside led to his appointment as manager of Man United
– Sir Alex Ferguson was stepping down and selected Moyes as his successor – he did win the Community Shield…
While manager of Real Sociedad, he masterminded a win against Barcelona
– At the start of 2015, shortly after taking over at the Spanish club, he beat Luis Enrique’s side. This Barcelona team went on to win the league, cup and Champions League.