David Moyes could be the perfect manager for Chelsea
David Moyes could be available in the summer - and he may be perfect for Chelsea
Everton manager David Moyes will make a decision on his future at the end of the season, as he is still yet to sign a new contract with the Merseyside club. His current contract expires this summer which has put clubs on alert for his services.
The 49-year-old manager has been at the club for over a decade, and has established himself as one of the league's top bosses. His most impressive season with Everton came in 2004-05 where he guided the Toffees to fourth place ahead of derby rivals Liverpool.
With limited funds in his tenure at Goodison Park, his ability to get the best out of his players and bring in astute signings has been the key to Everton's consistency in the Premier League. However, the lack of money has also hindered Everton, holding them back when it comes to establishing themselves in Europe - something that Moyes has been desperate to achieve.
Moyes's contract expires at the end of the season, and he has decided to delay signing a new deal until the summer. This could be Moyes's way of leaving his options open - and you never know, a top four club could come calling, offering him the chance to fulfill his ambition of managing at the very top.
Manchester United has always been a likely destination once Sir Alex Ferguson decides to call it a day, but at the moment he shows no sign of slowing down.
And this points to one club for an ambitious Moyes - Chelsea. With Rafael Benitez only the interim manager and already proving to be a flop, Roman Abramovich is thought to be already on the look-out for a new long-term manager. And David Moyes could be the ideal man.
The Scotsman has shown he can bring stability to a club with more than ten years in charge at Everton, and he is also handy in the transfer market on a limited budget. At Chelsea, Moyes would have to hit the ground running and compete for major honours, something admittedly he has not been used to at Goodison Park.
But if he is allowed time and with the money that he will have to spend, there is no reason why he can't succeed. He commands respect with the experience that he has and has managed to show his worth in the top division.
He just needs to show a strong character and adapt to the tough environment that is Chelsea Football Club, which has seen eight managers come and go since the Abramovich era began and will probably get an nine in Benitez.
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